Let’s face it, there are only 2 things that motivate politicians. Fear & greed though not necessarily in that order. One big motivator for Congress to get off their butts and come up with an actual legit repeal & replacement of Barrycare would be to make all Congress members & their multitudinous staff subject to Obamacare just as all of us are, i.e., instill some fear!
The original Obamacare bill passed in 2010 required Congress to live under the healthcare bill like the rest of us have been forced to. An August 2013 ruling by the Office of Personnel Management, at the direction of President Obama illegally granted Members of Congress and their staffs an exemption to the ACA (the mis-named the
unAffordable Care Act).
Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin recently opined that President Trump has a card left to play in the R&R of Obamacare, in fact she calls it the ‘Ace of Spades’. Hat-tip The Hill. Martin says that Trump “by simply signing a memorandum to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management – remove Congress’ illegal special exemption from the law, and make members of Congress and their staffs live under ObamaCare without benefit of the generous illegal taxpayer-financed subsidy each now receives”.
Martin further states,
“The good news is, what was done by one president with unilateral executive action can be undone by another president with unilateral executive action”.
So get on it Mr. President. This is the easiest way to bring both sides together and get it passed. Give them 6 months or else.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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