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Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Thankful to see others took a few minutes to write their legislators as did I. You elected a government to represent you so you need to tell them where you stand. Not only did my legislators learn my point of view, they know my anger and frustration over this. I guess you could call it political rant therapy.
I use to write, but after a while I realized they kept my letters in file 13.
This is typical of politicians.edit on 25-4-2013 by jam321 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ironclad
reply to post by MrInquisitive
Australia has had a Healthcare system in place for many, many years. Everyone contributes, everyone gets treated weather they can afford it or not.
Your proposed system is very similar, from what information I have read/heard about it.
Why are Americans so against doing their part for those of their own creed, who may need help when they become sick.
Or do most americans believe that those less fortunate don't deserve to be made well again?
Originally posted by TruthSeekersRUS
This is old news OP.edit on 25-4-2013 by TruthSeekersRUS because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by links234
Misleading article of epic proportions.
Let me explain; to make this as rotten a bill as they could muster, Republicans offered an amendment stating that congressional staffers could no longer accept the health care options provided by their employer. Their employer being the US government using the Federal Employee Health Benefits plan. Doing so would force the congressional staff to either fund their healthcare entirely upon their own or join the healthcare exchanges that the states are setting up. Democrats passed the bill anyway.
Fast forward to today; in recognizing that the law is about to force their staff off of their employer based health care (while not forcing any other citizens off), congress is trying to rectify the problem.
This is something that none of you would stand for. If there was suddenly a law saying that your employer was forbidden to offer you health care coverage you would throw a fit. You know you would. I know I would.
So no, there's no 'exemption' to Obamacare that these lawmakers are looking for. They want their health coverage (which is the exact same coverage that millions of federal employees have) and feel it would be unfair to themselves and their staff to cover the entire cost of their health care themselves.
Members of congress and their congressional staff must use their employer contribution to purchase coverage through a state-based exchange.