Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges
One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law.
CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
That’s right, even House Majority Leader John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who have voted against the healthcare law dozens of times, have told their staff to sign up for insurance plans through the federal exchange.
The news will likely provide another talking point to critics of the healthcare law, commonly known as Obamacare. After all, members of Congress and their staff are not only required to buy insurance through the exchanges, they must buy plans in the “gold” tier, the second most-expensive option available.
Yahoo News has reached out to the offices of all 100 U.S. senators to see if any other members have exempted committee staff from the federal exchange. So far, the offices of 42 senators have responded to our inquiry, with 37 saying that the senator and their entire staff will switch over to the exchanges in January.
The offices of Ron Wyden, Tim Johnson, Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray, all Democrats, said they were exempting some of their staff. Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, has not responded.
A spokesman for Louisiana Republican David Vitter told Yahoo News that the senator has introduced the "Show Your Exemption Act," which would require all members of Congress to publicly list which staff members have been exempted.
DEMOCRATS ARE DIRTY ROTTEN LIARS THEY DO NOT LIKE OBAMACARE, BUT FORCE US TO TAKE IT OR ELSE
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NTE announces the annual dividend, once a year and at that time, things looked quite rosy, but as they say, things change.
Revenue will drop like a rock very soon as the business moves away, so will the dividend.
Read any of his posts, they are usually one line, with no meaning. You cannot hold an educated debate with the numnuts loser
An official "behind the doors" closed meeting is taking place in Washington DC today with Obama staff.
Unions want out of OBAMA CARE, White House staff are saying, how much will you pay us?
It is say to see that that bribery is still the Democratic party's "preferred" way of doing business.
UNIONS know that Obama care is a bad approach to healthcare controls. They want nothing to do with it.
Obama will be IMPEACHED if he cuts a deal with the Unions
IT IS AMAZING HOW STUPID THE UNIONS ARE IN SUPPORTING A HEALTHCARE LAW THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND. THEY WILL SUPORT ANY NEW LEGESLATION FROM ANY DEMOCRAT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING IT FIRST. LOL
That could encourage employers to hire fewer union workers or to abandon the health plans altogether and force union members to seek lower quality coverage on the new health exchanges.
Union officials are seeking rule changes that would make their low-income workers eligible for the same types of federal subsidies they could get in the exchanges. They have also suggested rules that would treat their multi-employer plans as qualified exchange plans under the new law.
But the Congressional Research Service issued a memo earlier this year finding that neither change is allowed through rulemaking. The AFL-CIO resolution calls for the law to be amended by Congress if new rules cannot satisfy their concerns.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka held meetings at the White House last month in which he and other union leaders pressed the administration to make changes. Trumka has said he is encouraged that the White House is listening, but that no firm proposals have been made.
The White House issued a statement Wednesday saying there is nothing in the Affordable Care Act that changes the law for union plans. The statement said the White House would continue to work with unions and other stakeholders on ways to ensure smooth implementation of the law.
The AFL-CIO resolution was toned down from a draft originally offered by Sean McGarvey, head of the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department. The early draft said the AFL-CIO could no longer support the health care law and called for its repeal unless changes were made to protect union multi-employer plans.
Republican critics of the health care law have seized on the union complaints to fuel their push to repeal the law. At the same time, GOP leaders have warned the White House against carving out any special deal for unions.
SEE PART 3,
He said he saw where I was going with this. So I handed him this story:
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear healthcare reform could worsen care for patients, by flooding their offices and hurting income, according to a Thomson Reuters survey released Tuesday.
The survey of more than 2,900 doctors found many predict the legislation will force them to work harder for less money.
"When asked about the quality of healthcare in the U.S. over the next five years, 65 percent of the doctors believed it would deteriorate with only 18 percent predicting it would improve," Thomson Reuters, parent company of Reuters, said in a statement.
The survey found that 65 percent of the doctors predict healthcare quality will decline over the next five years, 18 percent say it will improve and 17 percent believe it will remain the same.
Most ? 74 percent ? believe the changes will make their reimbursement less fair, according to the survey.
My UAW friend now supports repeal of ObamaCare. This is the formula. Speak common sense to people and no matter how much they have been bombarded with the lies and deception of the left, the truth will set them free
I asked my UAW friend how he would react to that. Needless to say, he thought that was preposterous. There would be no way that the car companies could survive if the government only allowed them to charge such a low amount for what they were producing. He started explaining all the costs associated with making a car and having it properly tested and manufactured.
I asked him what would happen to the jobs of all the auto workers if car companies were put under such governmental restriction on the price of their vehicles. He said they would lose their jobs or have dramatically slashed wages obviously. I asked him if they dramatically slashed his wages if he would stay at that job. He said no.
I asked him what would happen to the quality of cars if the government tried something like this. He said they would inevitably go down the toilet. Without the incentive of making more money off of better quality, there would be no reason to make better quality.
I asked him what he would think if I started saying he was a profiteer and simply trying to "stick it to the poor" by declaring such support for "corporate greed." I asked him why he wanted to deprive poor people of nice cars. I asked him why he believed that in America anyone should be denied a luxury vehicle when some have so much wealth. I asked him why he was just "in it for profit."
SEE PART 3 AND ENDING
A UAW Worker Sees the Light on ObamaCare
Talking with an automotive union worker friend of mine recently, the discussion turned to ObamaCare. Having been told how much Obama is a friend to the unions, he is inclined to support everything the president does without question. This appeared to be the case with his support for the national healthcare monstrosity. So I posed the following hypothetical to him:
Suppose the president decided that the right to an automobile was fundamental. Doing so would not be difficult given the logic used by the left. How can a person function effectively in modern American society without a vehicle? They can't get to work, they can't get to the store, they can't buy food, they can't effectively hold a job without reliable transportation. Those without vehicles are clearly at a disadvantage to those with vehicles. And since the goal of the left is egalitarianism - that is, making all things equal - there should be no questioning that they would embrace any suggestion of a "right to drive."
So if we've established a right to an automobile, that means people are being wronged if they are not allowed access to them. Now obviously this can't mean junkers for the poor and luxury for the rich. How disparate! How unfair! Keep in mind this is the same argument made about healthcare.why should the rich have "Cadillac healthcare coverage" while the poor can barely afford basic coverage? We're just taking the "healthcare" part out of the "Cadillac healthcare coverage" argument. There's simply no excusing a system where the rich can buy Cadillacs while the poor are stuck in clunkers. Everyone should have access to affordable nice vehicles.
So, in order to make this happen, suppose that President Obama arbitrarily started declaring that cars - even luxury ones - could not be priced over $10,000. There's simply no reason for the car manufacturers to charge anything over that.
SEE PART 2
Look who the uneducated is,
Union ‘fix’ to Obamacare would cost taxpayers $190 billion
A “fix” to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proposed by unions would force taxpayers to pay nearly $190 billion to extend subsidies to union health plans, according to an analysis by a right-of-center policy institute.
“Should the administration move to accommodate their union supporters, we estimate it would cost nearly $190 billion over 10 years,” wrote American Action Forum health-care analysts Emily Egan and Conor Ryan.
President Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012 with the financial backing and support of the country’s biggest labor unions, but lately a rift has formed between the White House and its union base over key elements of Obamacare. Namely, the 40-hour work week and tax subsidies.
Please get your head out of your butt, I do understand as you cannot think clearly as you bikers are always on crack
danggiteli, you can join us in the NTE shareholder counseling care center. We are all under heavy medication and being treated for shock and depression. Mr. Koo is our doctor and he is telling us, everything will be all right.
Last night, while sleeping, I had a dream that NTE was trading at $100, then I farted and it woke me up, then I realized we are still in the $8 dollar range and started crying again.
I took more of my meds immediately
I thought Bribery was against the law, maybe for the majority of us, but not with the Democratic party
Right, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, and Obama
Yah, Where is that Butt Focker DZ this morning, oh yeah, he is at the Denny's Liberal breakfast meeting, talking about his night of lusting fun with Ralph, the sausage maker.
The Russian Liberals are all at Denny's for their discounted Grand Slam breakfast.
They are on Skype talking to their leader, Vladimir Putin talk about how he personally handled Obama and made a fool out of him and Kerry. They are having a great day drinking Vodka.