Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges
December 4th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
8 months ago

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.

Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Of course. Reid is as corrupt as they come, in Washington.

    December 4, 2013 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. Richard Long

    Reid = Hypocrite

    He needs to go!

    December 4, 2013 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Frankly, as long as folks have ACCESS to the ACA and can obtain affordable healthcare they might otherwise not have the option to afford, I don't give a damn where ANYONE in the United States of America "gets" their "healthcare coverage", be it through Obamacare exchanges or not.

    As far as congressional staffers? They. Are. Not. My. Concern.

    December 4, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    OOH. More cannon fodder for the right wing. They're going to go nuts, foaming at the mouths, over this. Meanwhile, Democrats will be trying to get the nation's work down. There's a lot out there, particularly the Farm Bill. Republicans are holding the price of milk hostage, in order to cut billions upon billions from SNAP.

    The hypocrisy of the right wing is so blatant that they either cannot see it, or just simply don't care, which is even worse. In the case of the Farm Bill, the right wants to cut food stamps to the poor, while sustaining subsidies to farmers that are worth millions in many individual cases. The party that defines itself as the defenders of liberty and freedom enact policies that run smack in the face of the poem that defines Liberty.

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    December 4, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  5. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    It is said "A chain is not stronger than its weakest link"

    December 4, 2013 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. TeaParty4Life

    If its so great why does someone need to be exempt?! Is is it because its not great but rather terrible and Reid is just another piece of garbage who happens to work in government? I think I'll go with that belief...

    December 4, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  7. Tim McGuinness

    Reid,

    You suck, and your a Senator in title, nothing else. You and all if the Democratic leadership need to be prosecuted for the fraud the ACS has perpetuated on the American people.

    December 4, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  8. Jerry

    Who voted for this man ????

    December 4, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  9. Gunderson

    Well,
    If i said Harry was two faced would you believe me? Harry won't bring up many bills because he know they would be going against him and the Liberal's.

    December 4, 2013 09:24 am at 9:24 am |