You simply cannot make this stuff up. So congress votes o a healthcare bill, without actually reading the bill. Only to find out that it may adversely affect them and their staff. So if the plan negatively affects them directly because they didn’t read it and don’t know what’s in it, how does it affect me and my family?
This is what happens when you take a kneejerk reaction to a big and critical issue.
In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the â€œpersonal health insurance coverageâ€ of senators, representatives and their staff members.For example, it says, the law may â€œremove members of Congress and Congressional staffâ€ 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?
via Washington Memo – Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers – NYTimes.com.