Congress exempts self from Obamacare repeal — add your name to stop them

The new compromise Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) contains a provision exempting members of Congress and their staff from the repeal.

Yes, you heard that right. Congress is going to repeal Obamacare for you and me, and keep it for themselves.

Add your name below to those demanding Congress not repeal the Affordable Care Act, and certainly not exempt themselves from any changes they make.

The latest GOP repeal effort, reportedly signed off by the Trump White House and at least one House GOP moderate, guts pre-existing conditions protections and the ACA’s requirement that all insurance include basic coverage for maternity, prescription drugs, emergency services, lab test, and more.

But none of that will apply to members of Congress or their staff, who will be exempt from the bill’s provisions, and thus will retain their pre-existing condition protections and their protections for basic benefits.

I’m at a loss for adjectives to describe just how outrageous this is.

Under the House GOP proposal, insurance companies can once again charge women more for the same policy they sell men, simply because “women cost too much.” They can also triple your premiums, or more, because you have allergies, or asthma, or high cholesterol. And forget about what they’re gonna do if you get something serious like cancer.

The House Republicans, and Donald Trump, want us to go back to a system where health insurance is only affordable so long as you don’t use it.

But not for them!

Add your name below to those demanding Congress not repeal the Affordable Care Act, and certainly not exempt themselves from any changes they make.


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  • Demosthenes

    So the Trump GOP Congress exempt themselves from the terrible TrumpNoCare 3.0 bill? In poker playing we call this a “tell”.

  • Badgerite
  • brel1

    Crooked Republican Congress Critters. Lock them up.

  • Obamacare is the only reason I have health insurance right now.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Trumpcare and Obamacare are scams.

    Working people need socialized medicine. The rich can fend for themselves.

  • Badgerite

    Why don’t they just change the name from United States House of Representatives to the United States House of Lords. Truth in advertising, as it were.

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