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EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama

WillowTree

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Can't have the elite mingling with the commoners can we?
 

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Hmmmmm, I wonder how long before we here in the USA mimic the movie THX1138?: Only if it's covered by ObamaCare, to insure control, I am sure they will pass another BILL outlining mandatory drugs. :cuckoo:


The film stars Robert Duvall as THX 1138 a worker in an a bleak futuristic society where life is highly regulated, sex is illegal, and daily ingestion of sedatives is required by law. For entertainment people watch holograms engage in activities that range from sadism to meaningless verbal discourse, such as the Theater of Noise.

It can also be viewed as a cautionary tale of what can happen if humans surrender their individuality to the group. An underlying theme is that evil comes in many forms and sometimes springs from the best of intentions.


Hmmm, meaningless discourse, Theater of Noise and...............? :lol:

THX 1138
 
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wow Frank. where did Dickless Cheney fall into this mess, he had better things to do
 
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Remember when the Republicans brought this up and wanted the Dems to add that they fell under the same mess they were writing? That disappeared real fast.
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.

EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times

"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:



We've been segregated.
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Are you all REALLY this stupid? There is nothing in this bill that is going to force me to change health insurance plans either. In fact there is noting in this bill that is forcing anyone with insurance to change what they have. Why should the POTUS be any different?
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:



So what's good for the goose isn't always good enough for the gander. :eek:
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Are you all REALLY this stupid? There is nothing in this bill that is going to force me to change health insurance plans either. In fact there is noting in this bill that is forcing anyone with insurance to change what they have. Why should the POTUS be any different?

Not yet yank. Lets see what happens down the road. LOL
 

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Well, can't have royalty mingling with the riff-raff.
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of "staff" includes only the members' personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect "ordinary Americans," according to Vice President Joe Biden (who - being a heartbeat away from the presidency - also is not covered), not Washington insiders.
Mr. Obama frequently tossed around the talking point that the new law gave people the same type of coverage as Congress enjoyed. In his March 20 health care pep talk to wavering Democrats on Capitol Hill, the president said one of the advantages of the health care legislation was that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." At yesterday's signing ceremony, Mr. Obama said Americans will be "part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.







EDITORIAL: No Obamacare for Obama - Washington Times










"It's a big fucking deal." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Are you all REALLY this stupid? There is nothing in this bill that is going to force me to change health insurance plans either. In fact there is noting in this bill that is forcing anyone with insurance to change what they have. Why should the POTUS be any different?

Not yet yank. Lets see what happens down the road. LOL

So, FINALLY....you agree that there is NOTHING in this bill that forces ANYONE happy with their current insurance to make ANY changes. Which in turn, makes the argument of this Op-Ed piece moot. Yes?
 

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Are you all REALLY this stupid? There is nothing in this bill that is going to force me to change health insurance plans either. In fact there is noting in this bill that is forcing anyone with insurance to change what they have. Why should the POTUS be any different?

Not yet yank. Lets see what happens down the road. LOL

So, FINALLY....you agree that there is NOTHING in this bill that forces ANYONE happy with their current insurance to make ANY changes. Which in turn, makes the argument of this Op-Ed piece moot. Yes?

With the exception that I believe insurance costs are going to go up high enough that this congress will say "now we have to fix that, here's your government option." Which of course will put the majority of private insurers out of business.
 

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President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

I'm pretty sure the President already has health care.

"They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves." But the American people will have a public pool; the executive branch and congressional staffers kept their country-club pool private.

So the President doesn't get to buy health insurance from the public pool?

OK?

So who gives a fuck?
 

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With the exception that I believe insurance costs are going to go up high enough that this congress will say "now we have to fix that, here's your government option." Which of course will put the majority of private insurers out of business.



How will a large increase of the number of younger, healthy people without health problems paying into the insurance pool cause the price to go up?
 

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I'd have to change if my company deems it cheaper to pay the penalty than to cover all the employees. Which I see happening.
 

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