Yesterday, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Just signed up for ObamaCare. Ugh! ‘Only’ a 68% increase! So much for the ‘Affordable’ Care Act! 11:43 AM – 7 Dec 13
Interesting. No mention of her experience navigating the web site.
And, as is becoming the norm these days, there were a number of responses:
carl klopfenstine @Carl23b4
@RepHartzler Had some really cheap shit before Huh?Can’t afford it get Medicaid Expansion in Missouri 11:48 AM – 7 Dec 13
That was within five minutes.
Steven McCain @Steven_McCain
@RepHartzler Hope you socked away some of that $536,000 in farm subsidies! 11:50 AM – 7 Dec 13
That one was within seven minutes.
Bob Yates @OldDrum
@RepHartzler Share with us your previous plan what it covered to your new plan. You are aware the GOP made you signup for Obamacare? 2:29 PM – 8 Dec 13
Yes, we would like to have a comparison of the previous plan with the new one. And the employer contribution, if any, for each.
That signup requirement would be Senator Chuck Grassley’s (r) idea:
Why Congress is (or isn’t) exempt from Obamacare
Gregory Korte, USA TODAY 6:44 p.m. EDT September 27, 2013
….Members of Congress are treated differently under Obamacare, but they’re not exempt. In fact, by forcing them to purchase health insurance through publicly run exchanges, they’re impacted more by that key provision than similar employees in private sector – or even in government.
But members of Congress will also be able to purchase their insurance under terms that are more favorable than other employees – in government or in business – who have access to employer-provided health care…
….During the 2010 debate over the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, proposed an amendment requiring members of Congress and their staffs to purchase health insurance though state exchanges. Democrats, viewing the amendment as a political stunt, co-opted the idea as their own and inserted it into the bill…..