ObamaCare May Eliminate Congress' Current Coverage

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    Oops.

    If this is true, it's a beautiful example of Karma being a Total Bitch, in the best way possible.

    It also causes one to wonder how many other unintended consequences are in this OBamanation.

    It is often said that the new health care law will affect almost every American in some way. And, perhaps fittingly if unintentionally, no one may be more affected than members of Congress themselves.

    In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.

    For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

    The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?

    The law promises that people can keep coverage they like, largely unchanged. For members of Congress and their aides, the federal employees health program offers much to like. But, the report says, the men and women who wrote the law may find that the guarantee of stability does not apply to them.

    “It is unclear whether members of Congress and Congressional staff who are currently participating in F.E.H.B.P. may be able to retain this coverage,” the research service said in an 8,100-word memorandum. ...


    Washington Memo - Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers - NYTimes.com
     
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    Hot Air Blog Archive NYT: ObamaCare may have accidentally stripped Congress of health coverage

    Now THAT's comedy gold! :lol::clap2:

    More on this:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/ooops_congress_loses_health_ca.html

    This is RICH if it is true and just desserts!

    Maybe we won't need to fight to get this bill repealed after all if Congress has to live under it too.

    There is a God and he does work in mysterious ways. And sometimes really funny ways too!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I'll bet Nan' is squirming in her "Fruit Of the Looms". :lol:
     
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    I So hope this is true.

    Wouldn't it be great if Congress had to vote to restore their own gold-plated benefits?
     
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    And they don't DARE do it before the 2010 elections! :lol::lol::lol:

    Oh my gosh liberals just wanted this healthcare debate to go away. But if Congress has to go back and vote to get their gold plated healthcare back.

    BWahahaha! The show of ARROGANCE that would be that all voters would see.

    I tell you there is a God and this is a little Democrats come uppance.

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I bet some are already regretting not having read The Bill.
     

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