Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers

If you have ever tried to read the ObamaCare bill, you will understand the complexity and impossibility of gaining any understanding of what is in it. It appears those that said they read it didn't understand it either. Finally the NYT is starting to realize this. My gut feeling is the NYT waited until the bill was law before they gave what few non-liberal readers they have the proverbial "bone". Too little, too late.

WASHINGTON — 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?
Read NYT article here.

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