CLASSIC: Obamacare Removes Congress of their Healthcare!!! (Always Read the Bill before Voting)

 

So what was the bid hurry in passing Obamacare? I guess it is important to read after all.

How typical of what our Obama, Pelosi, Reid controlled government has become … file this one under you get what you deserve when you do not do the work of the people and actually represent We the People and read the bills that are put in front of you.

Remember when Nanacy Pelosi stated, “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it?” I guess that holds true for her and the rest of Congress as well.

From the NY Times, Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers. Who could not see this coming? If the very law makers in Congress did not read the bill and were uncertain about what was in the 2000+ page Obamacare bill, how could the American people ever know?

Can you say KARMA, BABY!

In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.

For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?

Remember when Obama and the Democrats promised you that you could keep your coverage and nothing would change? Looks like it may have changed for Congress.

The law promises that people can keep coverage they like, largely unchanged. For members of Congress and their aides, the federal employees health program offers much to like. But, the report says, the men and women who wrote the law may find that the guarantee of stability does not apply to them.

“It is unclear whether members of Congress and Congressional staff who are currently participating in F.E.H.B.P. may be able to retain this coverage,” the research service said in an 8,100-word memorandum.

And even if current members of Congress can stay in the popular program for federal employees, that option will probably not be available to newly elected lawmakers, the report says.

As the Astute Blogger states, its the law of unintended consequences, or in this case the law of predictability when a Congress is so derelict and negligent in their duties as to not read a bill before voting on it.

UNINTENDED BUT COMPLETELY PREDICTABLE BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU:

* WRITE A 2000 PAGE BILL BEHIND CLOSED DOORS …

* AND DON’T HOLD PROMISED PUBLIC HEARINGS …

* AND LARD IT UP WITH PORK TO GET VOTES …

* AND FORCE A VOTE BEFORE IT CAN BE POSTED FOR 5 DAYS AS PROMISED …

* AND TWIST PEOPLE’S ARMS TO VOTE YES BEFORE THEY’VE READ IT.

More from Hot Air … is it any wonder why opposition to Obamacare continues to rise and support for Obama tanks after he signed this disaster of a so-called health care reform bill.



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  • Representation? Democrat House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Says What’s the point of Lawmakers Reading the Health Care Bill




  • Comments

    16 Responses to “CLASSIC: Obamacare Removes Congress of their Healthcare!!! (Always Read the Bill before Voting)”

    1. Michelle Smith on April 13th, 2010 9:23 am

      It amazes me that anyone would vote on a bill they have not read or understand. This is the job they were hired to do.

      Going against the majority of the people. Passing a bill without reading or understanding what is in it.

      Lies, bribes & backroom deals. Can it get any worse?

    2. super dave on April 13th, 2010 9:24 am

      HA HA !!! this is just about as good as the
      liberals putting hecklers in the tea party croud
      to shout (supposed) racist slurs at congress.
      they have already admitted to sneaking into the
      crowds to do this very thing. it’s a shame they
      have to turn to racism. but it’s ok, obama is
      advising his people to turn up the race baiting
      to cause chaos. what a wimp worm limp noodle.

    3. rightknight on April 13th, 2010 10:47 am

      Congress gets paid whether they read bills or not.
      Digressing to laziness is the ‘lines of least resistance’
      approach for them. “Where’s the next cocktail party?”.

    4. super dave on April 13th, 2010 11:58 am

      now we find out that insurance premiums will skyrocket and obama care can’t stop it. i pity
      those who bought the lies of the snake.
      expect a dramatic shortage of doctors , it’s already happening. so you just might be seen at
      your local doctor’s office by one of obama’s
      actors posing as doctors during his town hall
      meetings. remember the illegal alien posing as a doctor with soul sista sheila jackson in Houston ?

    5. brie. on April 13th, 2010 3:06 pm

      Obama….the destruction of America…friend of terrorists…the mind of evil..cannot salute the flag of the United States Of America and all it stands for…send him back to a freakin’ community organizer…he’s a punk, a liar and a cheat…and does nothing to represent us as US citizens….the worst thing that ever to our country…!!!!!

    6. Steve Holloway on April 13th, 2010 3:33 pm

      “O” makes Jimmy Carter look good right now, and Carter makes me sick.

    7. NewGirlBoston on April 13th, 2010 3:34 pm

      Priceless!

      =)~

    8. super dave on April 13th, 2010 3:59 pm

      28 states now having a doctor shortage, be
      prepared to be diagnosed by a nurse or, in the
      case of obamacare, someone posing as a doctor
      but actually works at burger king at night.

    9. Buster on April 13th, 2010 6:32 pm

      Brie #5 and that’s on a good day !!!

      O one
      B big
      A ass
      M mistake
      A america

    10. brie. on April 13th, 2010 7:10 pm

      We have more than enough of his crap…he doesn’t belong in office representing the US…I still don’t believe he is a citizen…!!!

    11. E.Rutledge on April 14th, 2010 2:07 am

      * WRITE A 2000 PAGE BILL BEHIND CLOSED DOORS …

      Didn’t happen. The republicans were there for the whole ride. Supposedly they represented your interests instead of the hi-lobby. (lol)

      * AND DON’T HOLD PROMISED PUBLIC HEARINGS …

      I am sure they would have been interesting. As interesting as the debate coverage that actually was on c-span that nobody watched.

      * AND LARD IT UP WITH PORK TO GET VOTES …

      That is just normal political power play reality.

      * AND FORCE A VOTE BEFORE IT CAN BE POSTED FOR 5 DAYS AS PROMISED …

      Even if that were true, what would it have mattered? The people taking the vote were those forging the thing over years. What would you have done? More angry aggressive phone calling?

      * AND TWIST PEOPLE’S ARMS TO VOTE YES BEFORE THEY’VE READ IT.

      Only in _your_ “reality”.

      @brie.: damn what’s up with you?
      _________
      SM: Sorry E … you cannot spin what the people know. Now we are told that there is a dr shortage. Really? No kidding … who was saying that all along? The Democrats gave phony #’s to the CBO to manipulate the end number. If any private citizen played such game with their taxes they would be in jail.

    12. Susan on April 14th, 2010 4:55 am

      Congress screwed themselves out of FEHB without dropping their drawers?? Doesn’t surprise me in the least!! Way to go DAs!!

    13. Scott on April 14th, 2010 6:20 am

      #11 – oh mindless liberal…it did happen behind closed doors, the WHOLE damn thing was done behind closed doors. You may want to do some research as to who was working the lobbyists behind the scenes and fattening their pockets; Rahm the Ballet Dancer Emanuel. I love mindless liberals such as yourself who live in a world of fantasy and love to spin FACTS into your little elitist fantasy world.

      Obama promised the entire debate to be covered and it WAS NOT….PERIOD…your one term President even admitted so…so I’m interested into how you idiots spin that?

      It’s amazing that you tools also spin the fact that almost 2/3 of Americans do NOT want this bill; but yet you say it’s ok for our President and our Congress to shove something down our throats that we as a MAJORITY do not want?

      They have even admitted they didn’t know what was in the bill which is why they are scrambling to put in a “fix” so they don’t lose their precious healthcare.

      Go away and huddle with your loser mindless liberal friends and keep living in your little fantasy world…

    14. super dave on April 14th, 2010 7:30 am

      #11: did you just wake up from a liberal sleep in ? no republican was invited to attend this
      pork sale. your criminal politicians met after hours, middle of the night, early am hours to
      screw the taxpayers with this stupid nonsense.
      these are the hours that criminals do their dirty deeds. you and those who voted for this jabroney have all committed treason against the United States and as you can see, this bill is already
      destroying the healthcare system. you will be lucky if your doctor isn’t some voodoo witchdoctor
      throwing a handfull of bones on the floor to determine your health.

    15. Michelle Smith on April 14th, 2010 9:11 am

      And it’s only the beginning. There will be less doctors after 2014 when this law kicks in.

    16. super dave on April 14th, 2010 9:29 am

      how’s that hopey dopey changey health reform now
      nancy ? won’t be able to get the weekly botox now.

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