Tuesday, April 13, 2010

To every effing moron and dirtbag in Congress who voted for Obamacare:

see what happens when you can't be bothered to read the crap you pass?

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.

In other words, theoretically the law kicks them out of the federal health plan now in order to force them to join insurance exchanges … that don’t exist yet. Looking forward to tomorrow, when we’re inevitably told that they meant to do that.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Welllllll, as it was reported the Russian Marines say in such a situation, Toughski S**tski.
I would love it if it were interpreted the way you say, but I suspect that given the way things work, any court that recognized someone's standing to challenge such a move would say that the law must be construed so as to give meaning to its parts, so they won't get kicked out just yet.