Leadership in both Houses of Congress are getting together to make sure Obamacare doesn’t saddle their staffs with thousand of dollars in new healthcare costs. The congresspeople are not too keen on giving up their current plans either.
Congress didn’t anticipate how the new healthcare law would impact them, so now they are seeking to carve out a special deal for themselves.
These are the people who created and voted Obamacare into law. So now we have an example of Congressional incompetence, coupled with Congressional entitlement.
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides.