Comments about ‘Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress’

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Published: Friday, Aug. 2 2013 3:42 p.m. MDT

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onceuponatime
Salt Lake City, UT

So the very people who wrote the laws are exempted from this bill. How nice is it to make the rules for us serf and then exempt themselves from these laws that are going to be so wonderful for all us suckers.

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

If this causes the best and brightest to flee Washington it might create some vacancies for the honest to fill.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

What a gobbledeegook Report from the AP

What it really means?

That the aids who work in Washington say they cannot afford Obamacare.....Keep in mind, these people make $70 thousand a year! And some make over $200 thousand a year....but they cannot afford Obamacare and asked Obama for a Carveout! Meaning they will get a pay increase to help them afford healthcare.......a 70% increase to their benefits package!

If they cannot afford it, then what makes Obama think anyone else can....what a crooked President!

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Just one more bit of proof that Obamacare is worthless garbage and empty promises.

If it's not good enough for Congress and their staff then it darn sure should not be something MANDATED for everyone who pays their salaries.

No law which applies to citizens of the U.S. should exempt members of Congress or their staffs. Every member who voted for this patently unfair elitist "holier than thou" special treatment should be voted out of office, recalled or hounded to resign.

Some animals truly are "more equal than others!"

David
Centerville, UT

So politicians believe that they and their staff are the best and the brightest?

That says a lot, doesn't it?

I just wish I could see the evidence of Pelosi's statement.

Oh My Heck!
Vernal, UT

Are you kidding? So those of us who are barely above poverty, who don't qualify for Medicaid, who work full or part-time and need ("required") to have insurance will have to contribute to the premiums for the lawmakers who created this mess? And this was done by "the best and the brightest?" Sounds like they need to rein in their own spending and contribute to their own insurance, just like the rest of us have to. What is good for the general public should also be good for those who passed this stupid law!

KDave
Moab, UT

We should't expect our Fed employees to be in the same class as the un-washed masses.

wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

I pay 30 percent of my premium now. I would hope that you tax payers will reduce my percentage to just 25 percent. But I'm one of those tax payers. So that doesn't really help me at all. My taxes are going up anyway. Congress should have all their retirement converted over to Social Security along with their medical insurance, etc.

Miss Piggie
Pheonix, AZ

@DN Subscriber 2:
"Just one more bit of proof that Obamacare is worthless garbage and empty promises."

Didn't they tell you up front, if you liked the insurance you have you can keep it?

"No law which applies to citizens of the U.S. should exempt members of Congress or their staffs."

It's the 'golden rule.' Dem dat makes da rules get da gold.

donquixote84721
Cedar City, UT

The Constitution of The United States of America is the supreme law of the land. To many of our elected officials, and those that they have appointed, illegally pass laws that are Unconstitutional, and are approved by The Supreme Court. As American Patriots, we need to Recall Congress, Impeach The Supreme Court, and charge Obama and Clinton, with Treason. We also need to Abolish the I. R. S. and the Federal Reserve Bank, and repeal the Patriot Act. We also need Term Limits, and to require all Congress members, and government employees to be on Social Security, with the same retirements that Tax Payers have.

Oath Keeper since 15 Feb 1965.

worf
Mcallen, TX

May our Obama voters get what they voted for.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

So the people who participated in forcing the American citizens to accept this Obama health plan are now not going to be required to accept it themselves.

Well isn't that special.

Gr8Dane
Tremonton, UT

You people didn't read the article well. Congress is still subject to Obamacare. They have to purchase a plan from one of the "exchanges" that are set up under the law. THey have no other option for health care and still have to pay their share for their policies with after-tax dollars with no tax benefit.

For decades, the federal government has paid the employer share of health care benefits to them and their staff, just like to any other federal employee. Last week's OPM ruling simply indicated that this would continue under Obamacare for them, but not with their traditional plans. So its really not that great of news for them as some of you make it out to be.

So, OK, everybody hates Congress and they're easy to pick on. But is it fair to penalize their staff and their families when every other federal employee out there gets a federal health plan? Be fair. Obama care is a disaster for EVERYONE, and hopefully with Congress and staff having to purchase a plan under the exchanges, members of both parties will see first-hand in their own situtations that it needs to be repealed.

donquixote84721
Cedar City, UT

The Constitution of The United States of America is the supreme law of the land. To many of our elected officials, and those that they have appointed, illegally pass laws that are Unconstitutional, and are approved by The Supreme Court. As American Patriots, we need to Recall Congress, Impeach The Supreme Court, and charge Obama and Clinton, with Treason. We also need to Abolish the I. R. S. and the Federal Reserve Bank, and repeal the Patriot Act. We also need Term Limits, and to require all Congress members, and government employees to be on Social Security, with the same retirements that Tax Payers have.

Oath Keeper since 15 Feb 1965.

Gr8Dane
Tremonton, UT

Sorry, but Social Security was NEVER meant to be a Retirement plan. Unless Obama agrees to some modest course corrections in the payouts, it will collapse of its own weight as more Boomers retire, and as our birth rate, like other industrialized nations, continues to plummet (even in Utah!).

Yea, abolish everything. Sounds like a recipie for Anarchy. Be realistic. If you sustain the Constitution, then you agree to the provisions that it established, namely Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, and Legislative Branch. You may not agree with how they conduct themselves, but you have to work within the framework it established and the rule of law.

Grab a Pitchfork, Mabel, is not a plan.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Pass ACA and then read that it impacts on the ones who passed it is a great story. These bright people from California, Illinois, and other similar states should feel real proud of their accomplishments from the push of the President of the United States of America. It doesn't seem as if a real patriot would have done this type of action in the country of the born free people who read and understand the basic principles of freedom.

The founding fathers knew a person born in this country would have more of a buy in for the Constitutional principles and philosophies of 235 years of blood, sweat and tears.

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