June last year, the Wall Street Journal reported, “Last September Sen. Barack Obama promised that under his health-care proposal ‘you’ll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves.’ On Monday, President Obama repeated that promise in a speech to the American Medical Association. It’s not true.
“The president is barnstorming the nation, urging swift approval of legislation that is taking shape in Congress. This legislation — the Affordable Health Choices Act that’s being drafted by Sen. Edward Kennedy’s staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee — will push Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight, HMO-style controls. It specifically exempts members of Congress (along with federal employees; the exemptions are in section 3116).”
What a shocker. Obama lied? As some report, however, it was Republican Senator Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming and Kennedy’s staff who wrote much of it. According to a Washington Times article, “The meetings ‘are a testament to how people feel about him,’ Enzi spokesman Michael Mahaffey said. ‘Senator Enzi is looking forward to working with Senator Kennedy on this issue’.” It’s amazing that they did not take the feelings of the people that have to ultimately pay for this debacle.
It is apparent that you will not be able to get the same level of health care as Congress and the President. You will be fined for not having any (the great unions of America want that fine to be in the thousand dollar range) while Congress and the President have no out-of-pocket expense. And this has been, apparently, adopted into the current health care proposal.
The new levels of proposed health care are Elite, Congress, and Peon.