In the great national ping pong game of government shutdown, it's hard to track the current score. Currently, the House is crafting yet another bill to send to the Senate in this back and forth about the continuing resolution that keeps the government running. According to a Sept. 30 report on Fox News, the House of Representatives intends to make the bill contingent upon the Congress, President Obama, and their respective staff members getting their health insurance through Obamacare. The mandate that requires regular individuals to participate in this government healthcare would also be delayed by one year.
Many American citizens may not even understand what the "CR" they are hearing about means. Since there hasn't been a budget for six years, it is necessary for Congress to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government on a temporary basis. The inclusion of the healthcare language in the debate stems from the continuing resolution being used as a bargaining chip in a last attempt to stop the controversial healthcare bill.
Many critics of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is called, have raised the issue that the President and Congress plan to force Americans to buy into the program but will be provided means to purchase much better insurance coverage for themselves.
So, do you think that the Senate will agree to those terms? Will they subject themselves to the same healthcare program that they are mandating for everyone else?
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