Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill… for the gazzillionth time?
Answer: It may have accidentally stripped Congress of health coverage!
HAHA! 😆 Oops!
The New York Times reports (I know… I’m surprised too):
[…] 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 law apparently bars members of Congress from the federal employees health program, on the assumption that lawmakers should join many of their constituents in getting coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges.
But the research service found that this provision was written in an imprecise, confusing way, so it is not clear when it takes effect.
The new exchanges do not have to be in operation until 2014. But because of a possible “drafting error,” the report says, Congress did not specify an effective date for the section excluding lawmakers from the existing program.
Under well-established canons of statutory interpretation, the report said, “a law takes effect on the date of its enactment” unless Congress clearly specifies otherwise. And Congress did not specify any other effective date for this part of the health care law. The law was enacted when President Obama signed it three weeks ago.
The unintended consequences of this enormous health-care bill was inevitable. Unfortunately, the corrupt liberal mainstream media decided to report on what’s actually in the bill after the massive government expansion/entitlement passed.
Excellent point by the NYT: “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?” Hmm… That is a good question and like I said above, it would have been nice if they decided to do their jobs as journalists beforehand.
Could this be more reason to repeal this monstrosity called “Obama-Care”? I think I will go ahead and label this another EPIC FAIL created by the Democratic Party. Not looking good… They have been on a roll lately!
Reminder: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said we’d have to pass the bill so that people could find out what’s in it. Apparently, she didn’t read this P.O.S. during the year long health-care debate. Vote her out!