The President, the Vice President, the Cabinet, the members of Congress who crammed the “healthcare reform bill” down the throats of the American people, AND THEIR STAFFS are exempt from its provisions.
Last fall, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Finance Committee, proposed that any health-care bill apply to all non-civil-service federal employees — from Obama on down — currently covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.…Reid never allowed Grassley’s amendment to come to the floor for debate and a vote.
President Obama declared that the new health care law “is going to be affecting every American family.” Except his own, of course.
The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of “staff” includes only the members’ personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect “ordinary Americans,” according to Vice President Joe Biden (who – being a heartbeat away from the presidency – also is not covered), not Washington insiders.