Harry Reid Exempts His Staff From Obamacare

December 4, 2013 1:39 pmViews: 253

Harry Reid exempts staff from obamacare


With Obamacare getting intense scrutiny now you think the biggest supporters of this train wreck of a government policy would at least lay low with special favors and exemptions for their Congressional and Senatorial staff.

Not so with Dingy Harry himself.

This is the exact reason why no one trusts the government, brought to you by the hypocritically senile Harry Reid.

Read more from CNN below:

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.

Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.

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In the charged atmosphere surrounding Obamacare, Reid's decision only gives Republicans more ammo to attack Democrats already suffering politically from the law's botched rollout.

In September, Reid told reporters, "Let's stop these really juvenile political games -- the one dealing with health care for senators and House members and our staff. We are going to be part of exchanges, that's what the law says and we'll be part of that."
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That's true. Reid and his personal staff will buy insurance through the exchange.

But it's also true that the law lets lawmakers decide if their committee and leadership staffers hold on to their federal employee insurance plans, an option Reid has exercised.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson emphasized, "We are just following the law."

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But Republicans are already taking aim.

"I'm sure that regular Americans who just lost their insurance will feel comforted to know that Senator Reid's staff gets to keep their government plan," a senior GOP Senate aide said.

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