Congress Conspires to Exempt Congress From ACA, Or Just a Conspiracy Theory?
The Democratic Health Care Law, ACA, is universal privatized, Health Care Insurance. Or it is not quite universal, about 75%, and the medical rationing remains in corporate control. Congress is secretly attempting to preserve taxpayer subsidies, for members and their staff.
“But it is a Republican idea!”, as the President says frequently. ACA is a product of neo-con economists of the Heritage Foundation. Obama betrayed D’s who wanted an extension of Medicare, by supporting a R idea, again. The very influential Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Chuck Grassley enabled this R idea, although now they are running away from it.
It is an R idea, ACA. The President tries to work with the R’s. And Obama keeps trying to make Ronnie Raygun, a God. Never mentioned are the criminals of Iran-Contra, including Reagan, who traded weapons for secret mercenary armies and secret wars. These same criminals do control the Obama secret wars.
It is a R idea, putting Congress, into Health Care “exchanges”. The D’s agreed, making it bipartisan. D’s campaigned supporting it. Sen. Charles Grassley also wanted the White House employees in the Exchanges. The White House people said, no way.
Despite passage of my amendment, Democrats still carved out exemptions for high-level staff, despite Republican efforts to undo the carve-outs, and Democrats refused to make Obamacare apply to the White House itself.”
D’s have also campaigned in support of Grassley’s Amendment. It is a perk, a taxpayer subsidy, to exempt Congress
Jesse F. Ferguson, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said, “It’s no surprise Republicans don’t like us pointing out the truth — that their vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reinstate the perk of taxpayer-funded government health care for members of Congress.”
Now the Bipartisans, want to exempt Congress and the other Kritters from exchanges. There are secret negotiations with the White House and Congress. It is a Conspiracy, and shout out to POLITICO, for discovering their first conspiracy.
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.
Then we are told by the Beltway Oracles that this is not a conspiracy. The thousands of Congressional staffers merely want to retain the taxpayer subsidy for health care. They want it the same as other federal government employees, which is also taxpayer subsidized. The main conspiracy debunker is Ezra Klein. Ezra disagrees with Grassley.
Ezra explains the true motives of these dee cee players. Who to believe? Can Ezra read minds?
The purpose of the amendment was to embarrass the Democrats. But in a bit of jujitsu of which they were inordinately proud, Democrats instead embraced the amendment and added it to the law.
And Ezra says it TWICE! It is all about taxpayer subsidies, or class war.
This was an offhand amendment that was supposed to be rejected. It’s not clear that the federal government has the authority to pay for congressional staffers on the exchanges, the way it pays for them now in the federal benefits program. That could lead to a lot of staffers quitting Congress because they can’t afford to shoulder 100 percent of their premiums…
But no one is discussing “exempting” congressional staffers from Obamacare. They’re discussing creating some method through which the federal government can keep making its current contribution to the health insurance of congressional staffers.
The Brain Drain is scary, with staffers quitting Congress. Without these brainy staffers, who will replace the current generation of corporate lobbyists? Congress has such a low reputation, that no one cares about their shills in training that they employ. Life is not fair.
Otherwise, we have a small dee cee flap, which could escalate to a major issue of class war. Some might ask. How can we inflame this skirmish, to a major social media kinetic flame war?
Ezra, a major dee cee oracle, seems to be speaking for the Administration. He seems to be aware of the intentions of the players here. Congress did not really intend to lose their subsidy. And other government agencies with gold plated health care OPM, will restore the subsidy.
But, the paradoxes of Heritage Foundation Health Care are now obvious. It is more class war. This brings attention to Federal employees’s Health Care. If only everyone had that quality of health insurance.
We can stop the secret negotiations that Ezra denies. We can stop the Exchange Exemption for Congress, being negotiated by Pelosi and Boehner. Can the D’s stop the R’s from campaigning on this?
How to stop it? Keep the issue alive. Simply, say the obvious, there are secret negotiations to give Congress more taxpayer subsidies. It is a Conspiracy. There are dee cee shills who are debunking critics with the usual ” conspiracy theory” label. They are conspiring to conceal the secret negotiations.
Everyone should have Health Care Insurance as good as Federal employees.