Healthcare reform for all Americans??

In making his sales pitch for health care reform, “the annointed one” said that it would benefit all Americans. However, he failed to mention that he would be exempt. There was no mention that members of Congress would be exempt. When pressed, several members of Congress said (and I’m paraphrasing here) that they shouldn’t be made to take it.  Also, there is the deal “the annointed one” made with the unions to exempt them from this as well.

Now, it seems that even the staffers who work for these people are exempt from buying healthcare from the government as well.

“…on page 158 of the legislation, which appears to create a carveout for senior staff members in the leadership offices and on congressional committees, essentially exempting those senior Democrat staffers who wrote the bill from being forced to purchase health care plans in the same way as other Americans.”— Source: The New Ledger

Then the supporters of this have the nerve to insist that everyone should be on board with this because it would benefit all Americans. Pelosi said, right before the vote on the bill, that this “would release the entreprenurial spirit” of Americans and “would allow them to pursue their dreams” without the overriding concern of providing healthcare for themselves and their families.

If this is the case; then why so many exemptions? Why isn’t everyone, and I mean everyone, forced to get their healthcare from the same spot? Especially since it would release the “entreprenurial spirit of all Americans.”

And to say that the opponents of healthcare is politicizing the issue. If you read the relevant text (p. 156 of the linked PDF),  an average American would think that members of Congress would have to take the same healthcare as the rest of us. Don’t be fooled! It was written that way, but look again. Notice the following:

“Notwithstanding any other provison of law, after the effective date of this subtitle”  

Two questions– When is the effective date of this subtitle? If I were to venture a guess, it would be far enough in the future that the furor over this insanity would have died down.  If this is good for all Americans, why would they need to put in a qualifier? All they would have to do to exempt themselves from this is to pass another bill.

Again, I ask why? Could it be because Congress does not want anyone to make that choice for them?

If you would like to read the text of H.R. 3590, click here.


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