Anti-Health Care Republicans Officially Receive Taxpayer-Funded Coverage

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    Rep. Joe Courtney: Anti-Health Care Republicans Officially Receive Taxpayer-Funded Coverage


    "Today, Republican Members of Congress who ran on a platform of repealing health care and patients' rights for millions of Americans officially began receiving their own Congressional health insurance. Just two weeks after their party voted unanimously to strip patient protections and affordable coverage for all Americans, all but 15 new Republican members of the 112th Congress are enrolled in a comprehensive insurance plan. Their plan is paid for with generous subsidies courtesy of the American taxpayer, and has no waiting period for pre-existing illness or disability."


    H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S
     
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    How is getting health insurance from your job the same as getting insurance from the government if you do not work for them? The subsidy paid into it by the government. is the same as the subsidy my company pays for my health insurance.

    Once they leave congress, they would have to go get new insurance, same as anyone else getting another job.

    the comparison is invalid.
     
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    This is kind of a non-sequitur (I've never really used that word. *pats back*)
     
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    obamacare is not "affordable care for all Americans" Everyone's insurance rates have gone sky high, business cannot afford the premiums and guess what 700 waivers to the union buddies. if obama care was all that the unions wouldn't be opting out. sorry but for the 99th time you fucking fail. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Willow, no for the record my rates haven't gone sky high since, and I was provided with a packet from my provider detailing exactly how the new law effects me. It's not scary. The insurance company doesn't seem scared of it, either. That's just reality.
     
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    reality for you. you izzz lucky. others not so lucky..
     
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    I'm a member of the biggest, if not close to the biggest provider in New York State, not some small provider in say, Rhode Island.
     
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    and?
     
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    And you cannot provide that the Health Care law caused anyone's rates to "sky rocket," you just felt great saying that. If anyone's rates went up, they likely went up at the same percentage they've been going up year to year regardless, i.e. the Law probably had no effect on price (which is in effect a failure, but it's not as you say, why).
     
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    I'd suggest that the hypocrisy here, if any, is that these folks have an advocate. The OPM effectively runs a health insurance exchange and works as an active purchaser to get from private insurers a wide selection of pretty nice benefit packages and consumer protections. Lots of folks trying to buy insurance don't currently have that advocate (that includes those of us with employer-sponsored coverage in the small group market--our employers simply don't have the clout to do anything remotely similar when they select coverage for their employees). Under reform, they will--they'll have an exchange, either run by their state government or a non-profit designated by the state government.

    A bunch of old men, many of whom have pre-existing conditions that would make obtaining insurance without their advocate very challenging, attempting to deny their constituents access to a similar advocate? If not hypocrisy, it sure is douchebaggery.

    Neither have mine.
     
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