Congress should live with the laws it passes

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: February 12 2014 | 1:05 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:32 am in

I have found myself feeling bad because my health care premiums have gone up 47 percent. Then I feel good because I have not made any changes in the last few years, so at least I have a policy.

Democrats tell me I should feel good because Obamacare is great and free to some. Republicans tell me I should feel bad because I was lied to. There is, however, one thing we all agree on — Congress should not be exempt. They should live with the laws that they pass.

Here’s the problem: not one Republican voted for it.

Here is my solution so we can all feel good:

All Democrats would automatically be enrolled in Obamacare (including all Democrat government employees, including schoolteachers).

All Republicans would be exempt from Obamacare and would be free to buy a health savings account.

All Republicans would feel good because they are participating in the free market.

All Democrats would feel good because they, as Congress, would be living with the consequences of their votes.

Sam Estes



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