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If Obamacare’s so great why doesn’t Congress want it?

by | 30th, April 2013

Obamacare Whats in a Name

SOMETHING from the other side of the pond to consider today. Obamacare is of course the great hope of the progressive movement in the US. How glorious that finally everyone will be able to have affordable health care insurance!

Do note, it’s health care insurance that it deals with, not anything as simple as actual health care. Further note that it’s a right dog’s dinner of a project: I know several US professors, impeccably right wing even libertarian ones, who insist that Obamacare is just about the only thing worse than simply having the government pay for everything. The nightmare of rules and regulations already seem to be killing full time jobs in service industries for example. Because a company doesn’t have to pay for part time workers so therefore many companies are making all their waitresses etc into part time workers.

But here’s the real signal that something’s seriously wrong with it:

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.

Yep, the politicians who actually designed the system seem to be insisting that the system just isn’t good enough for them. It’s OK for the proles, the voters, of course, but not sufficient for those God Like Beings, the politicians who built it.
It’s a bit like the NHS insisting that all staff should have private health insurance paid for by the taxpayers. Sure, we work here, but you wouldn’t expect us to put up with being treated like this would you?



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