Friday, November 15, 2013

Wikipedia whoppers about Obamacare

Wikipedia has quite the cheerleading page about Obamacare here:

You might think that the genius behind Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel (did this guy get beat up a lot in school or what?) wrote the Wikipedia page on the laughably named Affordable Care Act.

So, let's fact check one of the 'Myths' that the article debunks:

"...other prominent myths about the ACA are that Congress is "exempt" from the reforms..."

Is Congress exempt from the ACA? Yes and no. Listen to this:

"On August 7, 2013, OPM issued a preliminary rule which would allow the subsidies to continue (Note: This rule was finalized about a month later). The 17 page document includes the suggestion that Members of Congress should define the term “official office.” Why? Staff members who are so designated would be required to purchase their health insurance through the Exchange and without the benefit of employer contributions.  "

From this article in Forbes.

So all they have to do is say, no one is part of our "official office" and thus we don't have to purchase insurance from the Exchange nor give up our employer contribution.

Oddly enough, that back door was left out of the Leftypedia article. Here's an excerpt from the Conservapedia article:

"Congressman John Fleming has offered a legislative amendment that would require United States congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they try to force on others (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt."

As an extra added bonus, here is the architect of the Titanic itself, blaming a media outlet for the iceberg collision and sinking of the eminently sinkable Titanic:

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