Thursday, June 13, 2013

Affordable Health Care Law, Good Enough For You, Horrible For Lawmakers

Check out this article from Politico Obamacare? We were just leaving … they aren’t worried about how this law is going to affect you, nope, they’re worried about how it’s going to affect the very aholes who signed it into law without reading it!

Quote - Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said. If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.

The problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy. Sources said several aides have already given lawmakers notice that they’ll be leaving over concerns about Obamacare. Republican and Democratic lawmakers said the chatter about retiring now, to remain on the current health care plan, is constant.

Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.

“If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.” – End Quote

So let me get this straight, what's good for you and I is horrible for Washington! The very same law that they claim is good for you, small and large business is having similar effects on Lawmakers that will be forced to put themselves and staff on the very same system as we are and they want out!!!! Rep. John Larson says its not fair to their employees yet only wants the law amended so their employees and Washington staff is kept on the luxurious Federally (tax payer funded) “PRIVATE PLANS”!?!?!?

How dare the law screw over these spoiled lawmakers and their staff the same way it screws us over? Nancy Pelosi told us they had to vote for it before they saw what was in it. The problem? NOBODY READ IT!!! Now it’s 20,000 or so pages in regulation and the very people including companies that fought for it are reaping what they have sewn the only difference now is they will find a way to get out of it leaving the rest of us to deal with what they call “unfair”. How does this not PISS YOU OFF?

The “Affordable Healthcare Law” is turning out to be the bloated “Unaffordable Healthcare  Law” that me and a few million others said it would be. My wife's company isn’t getting raises or bonuses, their healthcare cost has sky rocketed and the people on Government healthcare who are being treated there have the same bills only now the Obama administration has regulated the payment schedule so Oncology offices like hers are severely shorted causing a loss of employees, a loss in the offices ability to write off bills for many and in essence delivering less care when Obama promised this law would give more. You believed him? Disappointed smile

The American people have spoken, they have now gotten what they asked for, the question is, how long can we overpay for it until it goes belly up? Per Obama, nothing to see here, 18 TRILLION is not a debt crisis. Nothing to worry about so while he retires on his Tax Payer funded pension and PRIVATE Healthcare Plan he can watch the system implode, that will be his legacy. The Unions that backed him and desperately trying to get out of this law and many were successful, including the AARP, how funny is it that they signed on to make it law then got onto the waiver list…as did many thousands of others. Your waiver, go to jail if you don’t do as they say, pay the piper.

Yeah, not so funny but hey, it’s ok, they don’t have to worry about the law they helped shove down our throats, they got waivers, you didn’t so pay up and be happy. Not to worry! Lawmakers are working on a fix, oh, not for you, for their aides and staff, silly you for thinking they care how this law affects you. Hey, the IRS is hiring, isn’t that fantastic?


I’m disgusted by the cowards in Washington on both sides of the isle that only care about how this affects them while telling us how good this law will be for us.



Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Eric, you are absolutely correct, but unfortunately no one is listening....

Some of these scandals may undermine his popularity and perhaps we can get some different senators at the midterm...... One could hope...


Jackie said...

I didn't vote for him. I never believed a word he said.

Erik's RV Blog said...

Rod - Agreed, nobody is or wants to listen. As for the mid-term, I think people have gotten so far into the what can I get for free syndrome that it's a lost cause.

Jackie - I hear ya...