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April 2010

Passing Obamacare Was Bad For Congressional Health

Written by , Posted in Health Care, Welfare & Entitlements, Media Bias

Not just electorally, but literally:

In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.

For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?

Of course, the New York Times had no use for this question when it might have actually mattered.

Hat-tip: Hot Air