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ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DECEIT :

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INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

RACISM :

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HATE GROUPS :

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DONALD TRUMP :

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MEDIA :

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CENSORSHIP :

POLITICS: VOTER SUPPRESSION :

DICTATORSHIPS :

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FAKE NEWS:

Republicans Exempt Their Own Insurance
from their Latest Health Care Proposal

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Republicans Exempt Their Own Insurance
from their Latest Health Care Proposal

Updated by Sarah Kliff

April 25, 2017, 10:39pm EDT

Vox

http://www.vox.com/2017/4/25/15429982/gop-exemption-ahca-amendment

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Update: After Vox reported this story Tuesday, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.)
released a statement saying he would close this loophole.

Read the story here.

GOP House Member Says he'll Fix the Exemption for Congress in his Health
Bill

Updated by Sarah Kliff

April 26, 2017, 3:52pm EDT

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/26/15437004/ 
macarthur-amendment-congress-exemption

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/mlcshtu

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Republicans Exempt Their Own Insurance
from their Latest Health Care Proposal


House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members
of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan.

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The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states
to waive out of Obamacares ban on preexisting conditions. This means that
insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people
higher premiums than healthy people.

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Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new
amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply
to themselves and their staff. A spokesperson for Rep. Tom MacArthur
(R-NJ), who authored this amendment, confirmed this was the case: Members
of Congress and their staff would get the guarantee of keeping these
Obamacare regulations. Health law expert Tim Jost flagged this particular
issue to me.

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A bit of background is helpful here. Obamacare requires all members of
Congress and their staff to purchase coverage through the health laws
marketplace, just like Obamacare enrollees. The politics of that plank
were simple enough, meant to demonstrate that if the coverage in this law
were good enough for Americans, it should be good enough for their
representatives in Washington.

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Thats been happening for the past four years now. Fast-forward to this new
amendment, which would allow states to waive out of key Obamacare
protections like the ban on preexisting conditions or the requirement to
cover things like maternity care and mental health services.

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If congressional aides lived in a state that decided to waive these
protections, the aides who were sick could presumably be vulnerable to
higher premiums than the aides who are healthy. Their benefits package
could get skimpier as Obamacares essential health benefits requirement may
no longer apply either.

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This apparently does not sound appealing, because the Republican amendment
includes the members of Congress and their staff as a protected group who
cannot be affected by this amendments terms.


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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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