LOVERS OF OBAMACARE

Well, ObamaCare lovers have had a busy couple of weeks of disruptive screaming in the ‘town hall’ meetings of Republican politicians and noisy rallies outside of Congressional buildings with the helpful coverage of the lamestream media. Thanks to John McCain, who promised in the 2016 election to repeal OboCare, the repeal effort failed last week.

I learned something interesting yesterday and this morning. Back when OboCare was passed there was pressure to put all Senators and Representatives under OboCare just like everyone else. Of that I was aware. I was not aware that they had actually done it. What I learned this morning was that our legislators (Republicans as well as Democrats) found OboCare somewhat burdensome. So they went to POTUS Obama and asked for help.

Obama signed an Executive Order instructing the Director of OBM (Office of Budget and Management) to declare the House and the Senate to be small businesses. In case you are not aware the gummament defines a ‘small business’ as one having no more than 50 employees. There are over 400 Representatives in the House and they have hundreds of staff working for them. But they are now a small business. There are 100 Senators who also have hundreds of staff in their employ. They are now a small business. Once the House and Senate became ‘small businesses’ the OBM used some quite illegal gimmick to subsidize every employee of these small businesses to the tune of 72% of their health care costs.

So … be assured that your Senators and Representative are sharing your pain – or at least 28% of it. Of course, they do have the advantage that they really can keep their Doctor if they like him/her. Oh, BTW, your OboCare costs are going up another 30% for 2018. Enjoy ! ! !

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