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Guess who’s exempt from ObamaCare mandates?

House GOP aides and the non-partisan Congressional Research Service believe health care legislation passed this week requires lawmakers to enroll in government-run insurance programs — while exempting leadership staffers, many of whom were instrumental in crafting the bill.
Top staffers buzzed yesterday on an off-the-record Capitol Hill list-serv, citing the part of the mammoth legislation that deals with members of Congress. The federal government can only make available to members and their official staffs health plans created by the bill or offered through an exchange. …

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:34 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So what's your question? You had the answer in your first paragraph.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • The loophole for leadership staffers could impact thousands of Hill employees. There are 16 active leadership offices in the House and 26 in the Senate, according to the government transparency website LegiStorm. Some are small, with just a few employees. Others are much larger; Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid 54 employees a total of $1.1M in the last quarter of ‘09, while House Min. Leader John Boehner paid his 26 staffers a total of $721K in the same quarter.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • They don't want it because they know what's in it! LOL. Transparency at it's finest. Don't listen, WATCH!

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Since Congress has a long and notorious history for sticking America with ridiculous mandates while exempting themselves, do the ObamaCare supporters give them a free pass on this? Is this CHANGE you can believe in? Thoughts?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • IF it is good for the people it should be good for them! They all SUCK!!!
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 12:40 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Pardon me Anon for taking 5 minutes to Finish the article quote and ask a question... Aren't you a testy anonnatroll (notpanicking, have you trademarked that yet? I'll pay my fees)...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • What a surprise! not...this whole thing is a crapper
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:59 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Well, color me SHOCKED!!!!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

    "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ".

    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 8:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

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