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Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.

by Anonymousreply 404/25/2013

[quote]There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.

Does anybody really think that the grifters and con men who run our country are in it for the health care benefits? And if those stop they'll all just walk away from the power not to mention the trillions of dollars they loot from the taxpayers?

by Anonymousreply 104/25/2013

There should be term limits for everyone we send to Washington. Health benefits would cease when they leave office. High percentage are lawyers who can return to their practices.

by Anonymousreply 204/25/2013

Nope, Politico is wrong again.

by Anonymousreply 304/25/2013

Politico has turned into the political version of the NY Post.

by Anonymousreply 404/25/2013
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