On Wednesday, Erick Erickson of the Resurgent reminded some of us and revealed for the first time to the rest, a way that President Trump could single-handedly end ObamaCare.
And what did Mr. Erickson reveal? Well, it was a pay-off to Members of both Houses and their staffs. One of which few knew or reported.
You may recall, after ObamaCare passed, many “connected” crony corporatists and Unions received waivers, effectively exempting them from the onerous bill the rest of were being forced to live with. They all knew how bad it was from the start. We all read reports of well over 1,000 waivers handed out.
Still, The Hill wrote in 2015 that, “according to Section 1512 of the law [ObamaCare], legislators and staff ‘lose the employer contribution’ that covers most of the cost of coverage. The amendment passed by Congress specifically requires that Members and their staff give up their generous Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHB) health benefits and, instead, purchase their health insurance through ObamaCare exchanges. In essence, Congress was required by law to be treated like any other citizen who lost the individual market insurance they liked.”
This, it was thought, might be a way to bring Congress to their senses – if they and their people had to actually abide by a law they passed. Opponents of the heinous legislation “felt the reality of ObamaCare would prove so painful for Congress–as it is for many citizens–that the law would quickly be re-opened, heavily amended or even repealed,” added The Hill.
But it wasn’t reopened, amended or repealed. As we’ve learned many times, this is not the way things work in Washington. Democrat or Republican – they will protect their own an…
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