(CORRECTED) If the Republican Bill were to Pass…
Correction: I misread the bill, while the part about the individual mandate is correct, legislators were already going to be forced into the exchanges. What the bill does is cut staffer subsidies, and most of those staffers are poor. That’s not something I can support.
legislators would have to get their health care coverage from ACA exchanges like other Americans, and the individual mandate would be pushed back one year. (Remember, the corporate mandate has been pushed backed, it’s only individuals being forced to buy or pay a fine.)
Who is on the wrong side here? The exchanges would still open, those who would benefit from the ACA could still buy insurance and legislators would have the same experience as Americans instead of gold-plated healthcare.
If President Romney had passed this bill (and remember, it is Romneycare on a national scale), and Democrats were shutting down the government with the exact same bill, most people screaming about this would be justifying it.