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Reed voices opposition to lawmakers seeking Obamacare exemption

April 29, 2013

Following reports that some members of Congress are seeking exemption from Obamacare for themselves, Rep....

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Apr-30-13 12:52 PM

Good luck, Judeye, that will never happen. Reed knows he is lying about this, that exchanges were created for people with health coverage by their employers, which is why they are doing this. Just being a political hack.

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Apr-30-13 7:35 AM

REQUIREMENT.-Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are-

(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or

(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).

Guess our Rep did not bother to read the bill. Instead he seems to have rely on Fox News, Rush, and right wing media outlets for his source of information.

I ask that the Observer run a story with FACTS in it to counter this article.

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Apr-29-13 10:34 AM

They are nothing but a bunch of crooks that belong in jail. They are a disgrace. They place shame on America. But make sure you vote them in again so they can stay there until they die. Some of them are so old I don't think they even know what day it is. Term limits must be instituted.

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Apr-29-13 8:34 AM

"The U.S. House on Friday eliminated a key requirement of the insider trading law for most federal employees, passing legislation exempting these workers, including congressional staff, from a rule scheduled to take effect next week that mandated online posting of financial transactions."

For me I am more concerned with this law. Hmm we send Martha Stewart to jail for insider trading..then pass a law saying it is ok for our representatives to do it?

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Apr-29-13 8:28 AM

This is shamefully skewed to reflect partisan pettiness ... how about expressing outrage that Congress found a way to shamefully exempt itself from insider trading regulations? You are consistently grandstanding in order to further divide your constituency and distract us from the incompetence of the House.

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Apr-29-13 8:19 AM

Rep Reed did you look into this before making such outrageous comments?

Take a look at Washington Post April 25 Ezra Klein article on the so called exemption... "If this sounds unbelievable, it’s because it is. There’s no effort to “exempt” Congress from Obamacare. No matter how this shakes out, Congress will have to follow the law, just like everyone else does."

You can read the rest of the article to find out just exactly what they are talking about in these meetings. I just wonder why you did not first ask them rather than relying on Politico and tweets for your information.

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