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Sweet Irony: Health Care Bill Strips Congress of Coverage

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Posted on April 13 2010 2:17 pm
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By Lori Ziganto at Right Wing News

My belly hurts from laughter! (is that covered, by the way?) Gee, Nancy Pelosi, that whole “we have to pass the bill before you can see what’s in it” deal isn’t working out too well, is it?

What’s worse is that the New York Times, of all places, had to be the one to point it out. When you’ve lost the New York Times …

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.

I’d keep giggling madly (they really need to study up on that whole law of unintended consequences thing), but as Allahpundit points out, the Times brought up an obvious, yet still disturbing fact:

“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”

Indeed. Clearly, the answer is No. What’s worse? They didn’t care.

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