Jeff Duncan Rips Harry Reid On Obamacare Exemption
Washington, DC—Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement on Senator Harry Reid’s decision to exempt key members of his staff from the requirement of purchasing insurance through the DC Health Exchanges:
“Harry Reid’s decision to exempt certain members of his staff from ObamaCare sums up everything that’s wrong with Washington today. Harry Reid rammed a partisan healthcare bill through the Senate that most Americans didn’t want, and now it seems that members of his own staff don’t want ObamaCare either. I have made it very clear that I think ObamaCare is damaging our economy, hurting families, and lowering the overall quality of care. Despite my fierce opposition to the bill, I signed up for insurance through the exchanges and instructed my staff do the same. I signed up through the exchange because no elected official or staff member should be above the law. Members of Congress and their staffs should be the first to feel the negative consequences of poorly written legislation, not the last. When I signed up, I saw my deductibles and monthly premiums increase. I suspect that’s the reason why Mr. Reid decided that certain members of his staff should be exempt.”
“If Harry Reid respects his oath of office, he will immediately reverse his decision and require every member of his staff to sign up for the substandard issuance that he helped create. Furthermore, I’m still waiting for President Obama to sign up as well.”
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