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  •  Idle Q re: Congressional health insurance (3+ / 0-)
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    ActivistGuy, Eric Nelson, shoeless

    The oldster's sign in the photo accompanying this diary -- "Why is Congress exempt from Obamacare" -- provoked me to wonder if any of Congress' health insurance coverage would be defunded, and if possibly any Congressperson would suddenly be uninsured, if they were successful in taking Federal funding out of the ACA.

    Or, for that matter, if the sequester has cost individual members cash or coverage by removing funding from Congressional health coverage?

    Not being that familiar with the workings of the law and it's funding, I realized I had no idea if there were personal consequences at stake for Congresspeople and their staffs should they succeed (or, in the case of sequestration, already wrecked havoc)?

    •  GMTA (1+ / 0-)
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      eztempo

      Exactly what I was going to ask about.  I had a slightly different take on it, but the essential question, posed on the sign, is an entirely valid one (even if not meant that way in the original.)  It's actually multiple questions.

      Clap On, Clap Off, The Clapper!

      by ActivistGuy on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28:53 AM PDT

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