Via Ken Catalino at Townhall.com:
Isn’t that odd? It’s almost as if Obamacare isn’t the wonderful elixir-of-life they keep telling us it is:
(via the Weekly Standard) — “…after facing tremendous pressure from Nancy Pelosi and others, President Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to solve an intractable problem: Under the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, members of Congress and their staff are no longer allowed to receive their generous health benefits from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), but are required to get their healthcare from the newly created exchanges like millions of other Americans.
Why did that cause consternation in Congress? First, the exchanges don’t offer the same plan options and coverage. Second – and hitting home in the pocket books of congressional spouses and staff – the rules under Obamacare preclude employers kicking in for the cost of that insurance. So members of Congress and staff were looking at anywhere from a $5,000 to $11,000 net pay cut if they had to step in and pay for their own or family’s insurance.
The OPM ruling that the government could subsidize congressional staff’s insurance is a benefit that no other American who will be on the exchanges will receive. Worse still, this exemption was created without a congressional vote…”
And even though our political betters don’t wish to share in its cost, Congressional whack-job Nancy Pelosi insists that Obamacare really is the greatest boon to our nation since the hoola-hoop:
“This is life, healthy life, liberty, the freedom to pursue your happiness which could be follow your passion for good rather than follow your palate and be constrained by your policy.
It’s about wellness. It’s about prevention, it’s about a healthier America.”
I’m sure there’s no conclusions we should draw from all that.
Nope, none at all.