Obama exempts Congress from Obamacare, A list of companies and unions with similar Obamacare exemptions
Well let’s see. The doctors are leaving in droves because of Obamacare. The IRS doesn’t want Obamacare for its employees even though that agency will administer it, Congress just got an exemption from Obamacare from the president, hundreds of politically connected companies and unions have gotten exemptions, the Teamsters have warned that Obamacare threatens the middle class, the law is so complex that an army of “navigators” must be hired to sign people up, and the Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who is the outgoing head of the Finance Committee referred to the effort to administer the law as a potential “train wreck.”
Nothing wrong here. Slap one of those “I love Obamacare” stickers on your car and pretend like this isn’t the biggest legislative disaster of perhaps of multiple generations. Everything will be just fine. There is no way this program is going to cost trazzillions more than the trillions it’s projected to. No worries. We’ve got plenty of money, no deficit or debt at all.
The main issue which must be dealt with in this country is access to care in catastrophic circumstances and insuring those with a prior condition. This is a huge, monumental task, but much more narrow than the sweeping tsunami of red tape which is Obamacare. However, there are those who just want nationalized healthcare at nearly any cost and simply making sure that those who have cancer don’t fall into bankruptcy, and those who have epilepsy can get their medication easily isn’t enough. There must be “comprehensive” care for everyone, damn the cost to the taxpayer, or the employers (which are also taxpayers.)
The connected know (especially those with lawyers who have read the law) that they want no part of Obamacare and that is why the administration has issued HUNDREDS of EXEMPTIONS for connected companies and unions over the past 3 years. Now Congress and probably the IRS get exemptions too.
If Obamacare is so good why are even the members of Congress which wrote the legislation and the unions which lobbied for it desperately trying to get out of it?
Why? Because they can, and you can not.
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