Congressional Staffers Complain About Double Standard in Health Care Law

As we have pointed out all along, the health care you are going to be forced to use is not mandated for the president, his staff or top congressional leaders and their staffs. They will continue to use the insurance they have now. No public insurance pools for them.
So the question, again the one we have been asking along, still stands; if this health care reform is so good, why did our “leaders” exempt themselves from it?

Come 2014, all 100 U.S. senators, all 435 representatives in the House and every one of their personal aides will have to go to the newly formed state exchanges for health insurance — just like everyone else in the country who isn’t covered by their employer.

But select congressional leadership staffers — some of whom wrote the health insurance act — won’t. And neither will White House staffers and Cabinet members — nor the president himself. They will be allowed to keep their current plans, which are offered to all other federal employees.

And now many congressional aides who like their current health insurance policies and will be forced to switch are asking: Why?

They want to know: If an exchange is good enough for them, why isn’t it good enough for the people who wrote the plan? Why isn’t it good enough for the president and his Cabinet?

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