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April 13, 2010

With ObamaCare™, congress terminated its own health insurance when Obama signed the law and won't have a replacement until 2014.

ROCKET. FREAKING. SCIENTISTS.

The law apparently bars members of Congress from the federal employees health program, on the assumption that lawmakers should join many of their constituents in getting coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges.

But the research service found that this provision was written in an imprecise, confusing way, so it is not clear when it takes effect.

The new exchanges do not have to be in operation until 2014. But because of a possible “drafting error,” the report says, Congress did not specify an effective date for the section excluding lawmakers from the existing program.

Under well-established canons of statutory interpretation, the report said, “a law takes effect on the date of its enactment” unless Congress clearly specifies otherwise. And Congress did not specify any other effective date for this part of the health care law. The law was enacted when President Obama signed it three weeks ago.

ObamaCare™ is apparently like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get...even if you're the brain dead jackasses who wrote the fracking thing.

If these drool bib wearing imbeciles can't even get it right for themselves, what shot do you have with this? Expect more hilarity to ensue. Even if its a complete economic disaster, ObamaCare will be providing us with a steady stream of comic relief for many years to come. Even in a depression, people need to be able to laugh, and that's worth something, right?

The real shocker here is that the NYT ran this profoundly embarrassing story at all. It is something they easily could have ignored, but chose not to.


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