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Trump Threatens To End The Congressional Exemption From ObamaCare!

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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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President Donald Trump is considering stripping the employer contribution for health insurance away from members of Congress.

Now, regardless if Obamacare stays until it implodes or not, I am all in favor for making congress, their families, and their staff live with the same crap they passed on to the public.

It should be mandatory that any law Congress passes on healthcare should impact them as well with no "exemptions" or "loopholes".


Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits
www.rollcall.com...




It is apparent that since Members of Congress, their families and staff do not have to live under the law they passed for every other American, they lack the incentive to take the action they were elected to take,” Martin said. “Ending Congress’s special exemption from ObamaCare will motivate Republicans to finally keep their promise — if not for principle, at least to improve their own insurance predicament.”



Editing post with follow up information......Here is the deal...
www.forbes.com...




The Affordable Care Act threw members and staff out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and basically says they can only get health benefits through one of the law's new Exchanges.

Under pressure from Congress and the president himself, the federal Office of Personnel Management (which administers benefits for federal workers, including Congress) decided the House and Senate would participate in the District of Columbia's "Small Business Health Options Program," or "SHOP" Exchange, rather than the Exchanges that exist for individuals.

The reason is that federal law would not allow members and staff to keep receiving a taxpayer contribution of up to $12,000 toward their premiums if they enrolled in individual-market Exchanges.
Yet putting Congress in a small-business Exchange isn't exactly legal, either. Both federal and D.C. law expressly prohibited any employer with more than 50 employees from participating D.C.'s SHOP Exchange. The House and Senate each employ thousands upon thousands of people.


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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Do it!!! Come on Trump, do something right for once and Do this!!

Think he's be exempting himself though in the process or just those in Congress???

He should lead by example and put everyone in Government on the same level as the people of this country. Then we'll see some changes happen real fast.


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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That would be hilarious- but those are a bunch of rich folk. A thousand dollar bill from the doctor doesn't break their Bank- a ten thousand dollar bill doesn't put them in the poor house for the rest of their lives- doesn't even make them have to re-arrange bill payments for the month.

They wouldn't feel it the way we the people feel it- but it would give them a reason to actually understands the issue rather than just knowing what their party line wants them to say about it.


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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He should...

Congress doesn't deserve care.

They would've fixed Obamacare if it involved their Healthcare.

We need all new Congresspersons.


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

This would be a wonderfully hilarious turn... bye bye exemptions for Congress. Trump has the actual balls to go after all of DC..


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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Threaten it?

He should be doing that anyway...


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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ROTFL!!! Bet they fix it fast if he does!!

Way past time Congress had to deal with all the crap they throw at he rest of us.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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Good. He should put a hit on them.

But yeah, try this first.


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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I would add to that, that all vets in Congress should be forced to use the VA for all of their health care! Talking to you John McCain!


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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Politicians have it too easy today... They are there to serve the public, to do good, not become filthy rich being sellouts... this is why we need term limits at every level of government.. no more career politicians, no more "exemptions" catering to their every need...



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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We should have the death penalty for govermental corruption that costs American lives.

Charge the families for the bullets.

Lets be real. WHAT consequences if not for something REAL?

All this fuss for a slap on the wrist. Watch.

Then they just keep doing it.

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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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The fact that congress exempted themselves from this in the first place was the first death knell.

Are we to believe, truly, that the privileged few who own us would even think about using the same healthcare system as the rest of the masses? Those disease ridden hospitals, those 4 hour wait times? The crowded waiting rooms and cold coffee?

No, they would not use the same facilities, even if the law applies to them. They'd simply choose something else, or fly out of the country to get treated, somewhere like Luxembourg - where healthcare is stupidly good.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: Joneselius
The fact that congress exempted themselves from this in the first place was the first death knell.

Are we to believe, truly, that the privileged few who own us would even think about using the same healthcare system as the rest of the masses? Those disease ridden hospitals, those 4 hour wait times? The crowded waiting rooms and cold coffee?

No, they would not use the same facilities, even if the law applies to them. They'd simply choose something else, or fly out of the country to get treated, somewhere like Luxembourg - where healthcare is stupidly good.


Yeah, single payer will end up a disaster like this. The middle class get to pay for themselves and the poor to have the crap and the politicians (and friends who exempt themselves) and those rich enough to never pay income tax because their wealth is all taxed at 15% for capital gains will be fine.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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Good for him.

I think it would make them want to fix the current law more than repeal it. Their bills and ideas sucked. I doubt most would want to inflict them on their own loved ones.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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The old buggers will all be dead in a month If he does this...they will not be able to get their baby blood anymore! Do it Trump!.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: Joneselius

/sarc there is no care better than the US /sarc



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Why threaten? Just do it.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: jhn7537

We should have the death penalty for govermental corruption that costs American lives.

Charge the families for the bullets.

Lets be real. WHAT consequences if not for something REAL?

All this fuss for a slap on the wrist. Watch.

Then they just keep doing it.


Why not a good tar and feathering after running them out of town on a rail...

I mean they used to do it in the days of our Founding Fathers.

Whaddaya say?



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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Is this guy really that dumb? I mean...really? Part of why Obamacare passed is to explicitly place members of congress and their staff on Obamacare. They got kicked off of their government plans and put onto the Obamacare exchange.

Is Trump threatening to kick members of congress off of Obamacare and back onto the federally funded plans they had before? What kind of threat is that?


As part of the 2010 health care law, members of Congress and many staffers were shifted out of the usual Federal Employee Health Benefits structure and into the new insurance exchanges set up by the law.


Congress is already on Obamacare, Trump doesn't know wtf he's talking about. Again.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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Does he include himself and his golden children in this threat?



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