For what it’s worth (as if they needed my link-love as much as I appreciate theirs), the good folks at Crooks and Liars deserve a link back for this jaw-dropping piece.
Today is a happy day for many GOP freshmen Congressmen. Why? Because as of today, their government-subsidized health care is in effect. And that health care plan is robust. For starters, no one can be excluded or penalized for pre-existing conditions, regardless of age. Dependents are covered up to age 26, whether they’re students or not, and even if they have a pre-existing condition.
But wait, there’s more:
Beginning today, a new Republican Member of Congress with high blood pressure, diabetes, or any chronic condition is immediately covered at the same premium cost as 8 million other federal employees. The same is true for his or her spouse and dependent children, regardless of age, gender or prior illness.
So, no pre-existing conditions, no rate hikes, and best of all, the government pays about $700/month for each enrollee. Isn’t that nice of them? Let it sink in: Taxpayers are paying $700 per month for Congressmen like Darrell Issa, and Virginia Foxx to have access to quality health care while they go about the business of repealing it through the courts and Congress for the rest of us.