Harry Reid liked the insurance he had but he couldn’t keep it and now he has to pay $4,500 a year for less coverage. True, he and his wife now have now get free contraceptives and baby care and prenatal care but Reid is older than air and twice as polluted.
“Under Obamacare, my insurance costs me about $4,500 more than it did before. Yes, because it is age-related and it wasn’t like that before.”
Reid was defending his giving of special consideration to his staff. But if Harry and his staff truly believe Obamacare is great, why do they fight so hard to be exempted from it? Because now that it’s passed, they know what’s in it.
“I followed the Affordable Care Act. It is the law. The law says that if you have committee staff, leadership staff, they stay where they are. If you have other staff, which is most everyone, they go to the exchanges.”
So far, Reid is the only congressional leader to exempt his staff. Both Boehner and McConnell have said they will not exempt their staffs and their staffs weren’t for the bill.
Forbes prepared a study which shows that tens of millions will see a huge rate hike…just like Harry.