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Congressman Tom Reed Friday introduced a continuing resolution in the House of Representatives to strip Obamacare special exemptions for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the Executive branch; implement a one-year delay of the President’s health care law; and keep the government funded and in operation.
“Our ‘Fair CR’ takes the reasonable approach to Obamacare that the American people are asking for by eliminating special exemptions and providing a one year delay of the President’s health care law – all while keeping the government open,” Congressman Reed said. “It’s not fair for Congress, congressional staff, and members of the Executive branch like the President and Vice President to receive special exemptions from Obamacare. What is fair is listening to the American people and giving them a one year delay of Obamacare. The President has already delayed his law for big business, it’s now time to give all Americans that same relief.”
Reed’s continuing resolution includes three main pillars: a repeal of the Obamacare exemption for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the Executive Branch including the President and Vice President; a one-year delay of Obamacare; and language to keep the federal government open and funded through December 15th, 2013.
Additionally, the bill maintains many key provisions Americans are calling for, including: allowing individuals through 26 years of age to stay on their parents insurance and barring insurance companies from denying coverage based on preexisting conditions.