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Do as I say, not as I do

By Connie Hliva | Sep 07, 2013

In June 2013, I wrote to John Carney, Delaware’s U.S. Member of the House of Representatives and questioned him regarding a plan to exempt members of Congress and staff from the Affordable Care Act. My husband and I know how Americans will have to suffer the severe consequences of this horrible unaffordable care act.

We personally know how relatives in two countries under socialized medicine have had to cope with an Obamacare type insurance. Their experiences are not good. We believe that the people who support this travesty should be the first in line to live and/or die with it.

On June 17 John Carney responded to “my concerns regarding these alleged exemptions…” His letter stated the following: “There has been a misconception that members of Congress and their staff are seeking exemption from the insurance exchange requirements that are part of the Affordable Care Act. I would like to assure you that I fully oppose legislation that would treat members of Congress and their staffs any differently than any other American citizens."

The lawmakers will not have to vote to fix one mess of Obamacare; the president fixed it because he reads the polls and they present a problem for him regarding his plans for us, the nonexempt. Rep. Carney, are you now going to give up your privilege of exemptions? The ACA is too expensive for the staff members and they cannot afford it and their salaries range from $75K - $150K. How many Delawareans do you think can afford the ACA?

Wake up America. Unless we defund this law, we all will be living with a two-tier health care system. And, soon even the “exempts” will not be affordable.

The congressman ended his letter by stating that he “…looked forward to serving you in the coming years." If the ACA death panels don’t get us we may still be in Delaware for the next election. Who knows? Our congressmen do not work for us. In Delaware they work for themselves.

Connie Hliva
Rehoboth Beach

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