Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Early victims of Obamacare.

I saw the headline yesterday, but was unable to get the news article up, as their servers were wiped out by people who were hoping to read the article. Seriously, the news site was unavailable for a full day because of demand for this article.

(CNSNews.com) – The new health care overhaul law, which promised increased access and efficiency in health care, will prevent doctor-owned hospitals from adding more rooms and more beds, says a group that advocates physician involvement in every aspect of health care delivery.

Now, I know what you're thinking. It's all hype right? Cybercast News isn't a mainstream media outlet you insist. The story must be more hype, than right.

Hot Air pointed me towards a NY Times Article where it appears that Congress has just eliminated themselves from the Federal Employee Health Insurance Program.

WASHINGTON — It is often said that the new health care law will affect almost every American in some way. And, perhaps fittingly if unintentionally, no one may be more affected than members of Congress themselves.

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?

The article goes on to state that the real problem is that due to the imprecise language used in the bill, the restriction on Members of Congress from participating in the Federal Insurance program, may actually be in effect right now.

Anxiously waiting for the Tea Party or ACLU Lawsuit to force the Federal Government to drop the Congressional Representatives. After all, the law seems clear, Congress isn't supposed to be in the Federal Health Benefits Program and their continued participation is apparently a violation of law.

Anyone up for a Class Action Lawsuit to force Congress out of the Federal Health program?


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