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Obama enters Hill
health care dispute

Politico, by John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 8/1/2013 3:00:32 AM

President Barack Obama privately told Democratic senators Wednesday he is now personally involved in resolving a heated dispute over how Obamacare treats Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers, according to senators in the meeting. The president’s commitment was delivered at the beginning of Obama’s remarks to Senate Democrats during a closed-door session. At issue is whether Obama’s health care law allows the federal government to continue to pay part of the health insurance premiums for members of Congress and thousands of Hill aides when they are nudged onto health exchanges.

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Boehner and Coburn are working with democrats to ensure Hill staffers don´t fall under Obamacare like the rest of us. More talk of a brain drain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/1/2013 3:24:51 AM     (No. 9452416)

Apply the law to ALL of them.
Let them repeal it if they don´t want to be under it.
Brain drain???LOL

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Reply 2 - Posted by: alwaysmakessense, 8/1/2013 4:10:38 AM     (No. 9452427)

Hey, nobody ever really thought that the slave owners would not get better health care than the slaves.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/1/2013 8:16:05 AM     (No. 9452586)

The allegedly ceremonial pro forma votes by the House to rescind ObamaKKKare leaves this in the hands of the Senate and Obama.

The House doesn´t need to act.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/1/2013 9:35:25 AM     (No. 9452738)

This has been an issue for months and we´re coming down to the last two month. At this late date, Obama says "I´m on it." That translates to, "Sit down and shut up, I´ll do what I want when I´m forced to decide."

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