Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ObamaCare May Have Accidently Stripped Congress Of Health Care!

Pure comedy gold. This is what happens when you shove a bill through Congress that nobody read. Allah has the story:

The law apparently bars members of Congress from the federal employees health program, on the assumption that lawmakers should join many of their constituents in getting coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges.

But the research service found that this provision was written in an imprecise, confusing way, so it is not clear when it takes effect.

The new exchanges do not have to be in operation until 2014. But because of a possible “drafting error,” the report says, Congress did not specify an effective date for the section excluding lawmakers from the existing program.

Under well-established canons of statutory interpretation, the report said, “a law takes effect on the date of its enactment” unless Congress clearly specifies otherwise. And Congress did not specify any other effective date for this part of the health care law. The law was enacted when President Obama signed it three weeks ago.

In other words, theoretically the law kicks them out of the federal health plan now in order to force them to join insurance exchanges … that don’t exist yet. Looking forward to tomorrow, when we’re inevitably told that they meant to do that. Exit question for lawyers: Who would have standing to sue to force the federal health plan to drop Congress now? Any citizen, or is it more refined than that?

Nancy Pelosi was right...we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what's in the bill!

As Allah points out, this is only one a series of mistakes and omissions in this massive bill the Dems in Congress not only didn't want us to read but apparently failed to read themselves.

Oh, and the numbers? Support for repealing ObamaCare has reached a new high in Rasmussen (58 percent).

Meanwhile, it looks like even those of you misguided enough to like the idea of ObamaCare are going to have problems finding doctors.

Don't say you weren't warned...

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