RON HART: ObamaCare: Politicians try to weasel out of their own law

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 04:58 PM.

"Obamacare takes effect in less than eight months. Do you realize what this means? If you go to the emergency room now, you'll be covered by the time you finally see a doctor."  — Stephen Colbert

 

If ObamaCare is such a great idea, why does Congress want out?

Politico reports that, after allowing politically connected friends of the Democrat party like unions to opt out of this awful law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) are slithering around in the shadows trying to exempt themselves and staffers.

If we have to suffer under the ironically named Affordable Care Act (which is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket), then so should they. Sadly, the best favor bestowed on a political friend is not having to live under rules created by Democrats.

As deadlines are missed and cost estimates rise, even Democrats are trying to distance themselves from ObamaCare. It might get so bad that Obama will instruct his media to start calling it "BushCare."

For context, Democrats crafted this awkward bill when they owned the House, Senate and Presidency in 2009. The bill was so bad that they even had to pay off members of their own party to vote for it; remember the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the "Louisiana Purchase?”



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