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  1. shrevo55

    shrevo55 said, 10 months ago

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

  2. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, 10 months ago

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

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months 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. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Ted Rall posted the tier levels of the Exchange coverage’s, the lower level of the exchanges, The Lowest Costing exchange has limited coverage and higher our of pocket expenses to the individual buying this low cost exchange and their doctor night not accept this exchange.

    So much for Obama’s line: "If you like your current Doctor, you can keep them " We now know it 1/2 true, you can keep them if they are in the Exchange you choose.

  5. joaquinxx

    joaquinxx said, 10 months ago

    What an idiotic cartoon.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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.

  7. dmishkin

    dmishkin GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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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  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 10 months 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.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

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

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months 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.

  12. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If it’s s great, my dosn’t congress want it? Why don’t the Teamsters and AFL/CIO want it?

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    Interesting… Is the NSA allowed to spy on Congress? Hmmm… What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, 10 months 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.

  15. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 10 months ago

    @dmishkin

    Try getting news from something other than a sourceless tinyurl lefty hate blog and you might learn somehting, that liar couldn’t even ID the provisiosn he was lying about.

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