The House Republicans have spent Tuesday talking about the need for fairness in regard to Obamacare. This is an integral part in their ability to compromise on the raising of the debt ceiling. According to an Oct. 15 report on The Washington Times, the House GOP wants President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Congress and their staff to be forced into the same situation with the new Affordable Healthcare Act as the rest of America.
Although the House Republicans want everyone or nobody at all to be subject to Obamacare, the Senate does not appear to want to place themselves and their families at the mercy of this healthcare system that they have created. They do not want to forfeit the big contributions from their employer to purchase Cadillac health plans. By the way, their employer is us.
While the Republicans in the House discussed this aspect of their “cause” on Tuesday, no bill was sent to the Senate with these specifics. Meanwhile, after the House dismissed, the Senate continued to iron out a bill to send to the House to attempt to avoid the global financial meltdown predicted if the debt ceiling is not raised by the Thursday deadline. Reports of the Senate’s deliberations indicate that their proposals do not include the requirements that Congress and the White House participate in the plan if funded.