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  1. shrevo55

    shrevo55 said, almost 3 years ago

    You’d think a nationally known cartoonist would check his facts first. Congress is NOT exempt from Obamacare.

  2. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, almost 3 years ago

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/27/is-congress-exempt-from-obamacare/2883635/

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @shrevo55

    You are correct about Congress not being exempt from the ACA, however, from the USA Today article that Gorbage42 cites:

    “But members of Congress will also be able to purchase their insurance under terms that are more favorable than other employees — in government or in business — who have access to employer-provided health care."

  4. john spence

    john spence said, almost 3 years ago

    What an idiotic cartoon.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Maybe we should take a hint from these businesses and limit the hours a congress critter can work making them all part time and so not eligible for health care benefits at all….. Just sayin’

    http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/092513-669013-obamacare-employer-mandate-a-list-of-cuts-to-work-hours-jobs.htm?fromcampaign=1

    You would think that making 174K a year would be enough for them to pay the doctor themselves.

  6. dmishkin

    dmishkin GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t think a Republican-imposed requirement that members of Congress and their staff must now get their insurance on the exchanges — treating them unlike any other Americans who already have insurance through their employers and stripping them of their existing benefits — counts as “exempting.”

    They would have been treated like everyone else if not for the GOP’s political grandstanding. Nor would a special provision have been required to maintain the federal government’s employer contribution at the same level it was previously.

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  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago

    We need a constitutional amendment that says: Congress shall make no law To which Congress is exempted. Then we need to institute term limits.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Congress exempts itself from every law in the land. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were legal for Congressmen to commit murder.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I have VA available as a disabled vet, and I have Social Security as an “old fart”, and I have an employer provided health plan, mostly to cover my spouse, and so am not subject, via all three situations to the new ACA.


    The primary purpose is to provide for those who do not have, or cannot GET health insurance. Secondly, it does offer employers a CHEAPER way to continue to cover their employees if they have over 50 employees.


    It IS a complicated act and “bugs” still exist in the system, that need to be worked out. Beta testing of the computer programs didn’t find all the “gllitches” but they’re working on it.


    Considering a considerable number of folks who’ve not read the act, or don’t understand what’s there, who may indeed have trouble with the complexities of a pencil sharpener, have made up their mind based on inaccurate, or basically and INTENTIONALLY FALSE information coming form the right, there DOES need to be a better information program. Coming next month the efforts are being made in most states to get people informed and “on board”.


    But the repubtards are still working up their constituents by throwing monkey wrenches in their pencil sharpeners

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “The primary purpose is to provide for those who do not have, or cannot GET health insurance. Secondly, it does offer employers a CHEAPER way to continue to cover their employees if they have over 50 employees”

    If it were cheaper, employers would not be scrambling to get below the 50 employee mark (and yes, I know that some employers with over 50 employees are not providing health insurance and are trying to get below the 50 mark). All of those companies that have Cadillac plans for their employees would not be scrambling to exempt themselves from the PPACA.

    The primary purpose is definitely not to provide insurance for those that do not have or cannot get health insurance: although, there are provisions that force insurance companies to accept preexisting conditions now. A good thing.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Congress is not exempt. The cartoonist should know better, but presumably watches Fox news and has become an idiot like most of the posters here. Every group that offers health insurance is exempt from the ACA. It is for people without insurance. Congress was banned from offering normal employee insurance to its own employees, due to one of the 300 Republican amendments to the ACA, but that’s not an exemption.

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @shrevo55

    Actually, practically speaking, they are.

  13. Obviously_Wrong

    Obviously_Wrong said, almost 3 years ago

    " borrowing revenue against the future" Do you not know how our Monetary-Market Dichotomy works? We invent money, then loan it out (debt) to others, and charge interest upon it…ensuring that the only possible way that the principle and interest can be paid is to, wait for it, INVENT MORE MONEY. I hope your criticism extends FAR beyond the office of the POTUS.

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