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  • delucks345 delucks345 Apr 28, 2013 10:18 AM Flag

    seaburgc repeats the old lie that "congress staffers ""could be"" exempt from Obamacare

    it's a lie that "congress staffers ""could be"" exempt from Obamacare.. a lie repeated by the lying liar pubbies like seaburgc

    Media falsely claim Obama and staff are "exempt" from health care reform
    Media have falsely claimed President Obama, members of his administration, and certain congressional staff are "exempt" from the recently enacted health care bill. In fact, the bill subjects the White House, members of Congress, and their staffs to the same reforms and requirements as the rest of the American people.

    White House, Congress, and federal employees are subject to same health care reforms applied to American people

    White House, Congress required to carry health insurance like everyone else. Starting in 2014, Americans will be required to have minimum health insurance coverage, with exemptions for certain people with religious objections or the inability to afford coverage. The bill does not exempt government employees such as leaders and staffers at the White House and Congress.

    Insurers covering government workers will be subject to insurance regulations. The insurers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, through which federal workers obtain health coverage, are not exempt from the regulations imposed by the bill on insurers. These regulations include prohibitions on lifetime limits on coverage and denial of coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, and the requirement to spend 80-85 percent of premiums on medical claims, among others.

    Bill does not require Americans to enroll in health care exchange plans. Contrary to the suggestion that participating in the exchange plans is mandatory, there is no such requirement

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