U.S. Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies … a midnight special!
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THIS W. C. FIELDS SKIT SUMS UP OBAMACARE AND THOSE THAT PUSH ON THE WAVE. CHARACTERS ARE: OBAMA AS W.C. FIELDS, NANCY PELOSI AS THE MOTHER, AMERICAN PUBLIC AS THE BLONDE, AND SOME MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE
The amendment's author, Republican Senator Charles Grassley, argued that if Obamacare plans were good enough for the American public, they were good enough for Congress. Democrats, eager to pass the reforms, went along with it.
But Wednesday's proposed rule from the OPM, the federal government's human resources agency, means that Congress will escape the most onerous impact of law as it was written.
Last week, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the language problem would have caused unintended "collateral damage" on congressional staff, causing many to leave for the private sector.
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"This clarifies what they really intended to do all along," Jost said. "Congress had subjected itself to a requirement that applied to nobody else in the country."