nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poison Pill Of The Day: Congress Cancelled Their Own Coverage

The health care reform law is the gift that just keeps on giving.  Poison Pill #11

You can argue that this isn't really a poison pill, because it doesn't affect the rest of us, but there's a certain irony that the doufusses in Congress managed to undo their own health care coverage.

From the New York Times (Apr 12) via Hot Air, comes this story, that the new law takes members of Congress off their current health care plan (which was used as a paradigm by reform supporters) and places them in the health care exchanges in their states.

Unfortunately, they didn't put a date in the law that specifies when this happens.  By legislative tradition, a new law takes effect immediately unless Congress specifies otherwise in the legislation.

But the exchanges don't crank up for another 2-3 years.

Let's just take a moment and feel sympathy for the plight of these enlightened men and women who serve us so well, experience the milk of human kindness that fills us with the need to correct this understandable oversight that demonstrates their selfless dedication to others than themselves (retch).

OK, that's enough.  As we all know, they didn't know what they were voting for, and this is just another bit of proof.

You can argue the politics of who we need in Congress, but I think we can all agree that we deserve more in the "Competence" arena.

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