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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obamacare Irony: Keep Your Plan? Maybe Not Congress

I am sure Congress will fix this little loophole but the article itself has to make Democratic politicians wince when they read it, adding insult to injury it is the New York Times reporting it.

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.

After the latest news from Congress's official scorekeeper, the Joint Committee on Taxation saying that the middle class will have their taxes increased by $3.9 billion in 2019 because of Obamacare, this article and the timing of it is simply amusing.

In such a rush to piece together a bill to which is causing Americans to cringe the more they find out about it, Congress forgot to protect themselves.

This I call Irony.

[Update] The Daily Caller asks a very good question:

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?

Feeling warm and fuzzy about Obama and Democrats right now?

Guess not.