Congress opt out of Obamacare

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, August 14, 2013

To the editor:

Tryon Daily Bulletin readers might watch for the outcome of the president’s reported plans (Wall Street Journal – Aug. 5, 2012) to exempt Congress from the requirement to participate in Obamacare.

The reported reason is that participation would cause the loss of the generous benefits provided by their current federal program.

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Supposedly, the president could not get a simple change in the law to that effect. So he may order the exemption.

– Alan B. Batchelder, Tryon