Apr. 26, 2013
Republicans and Democrats have been meeting in secret for months, trying to figure out how to exempt themselves from Obamacare. Their chief concerns are that their employer — the government — won’t subsidize their premiums. Health care costs with Obamacare will be too expensive, and many may staffers may leave, or lose, their current jobs.
Sound familiar? It should. These are the same issues the entire country is wrestling with right now. This shouldn’t be a surprise. When congress first drafted Obamacare in 2010, they tried to exempt themselves from the law, but the public raised a fuss and they put themselves in. I turned down my Congressional health care when I was elected because I didn’t think it was right that members of Congress get a great plan, and the rest of the country doesn’t. I’ve told audiences for the past three years that Congress would be the first to jump ship when the Obamacare Titanic begins to sink, and that’s what they are doing. My former colleagues — Republicans and Democrats — don’t like the law. Obamacare needs to be repealed, and we can’t let congress create separate rules for themselves. This is outrageous.