Citing reports from multiple media outlets that members of Congress are currently in talks to exempt themselves from ObamaCare, Rod Blum, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, says that Congress should never exempt itself from the Law of the Land.
“At a time when Iowans and Iowa businesses are already struggling trying to determine the impact ObamaCare will have on their families and employees, it is inexcusable that Congress would seek to exempt themselves from it,” said Blum. “Even Senate Finance Committee Chair, Max Baucus (D-MT) recently stated that Obamacare was ‘headed for a trainwreck’! Congressman Bruce Braley, who once said he was convinced Obamacare would be good for Iowa, backtracked on his strong support of the law, and admitted that ‘unfortunately, we don’t know right now’ how it impacts Iowans.”
“I’m proud that my fellow Iowan, Senator Chuck Grassley did the right thing in 2009 when he inserted an Amendment to the bill requiring Congress and their staff to participate in ObamaCare. Hopefully these reports will make sure that any attempts for exemption are met with swift public disapproval and talks are abandoned.”
“Rather than act as if they are above the law, what Congress should really do is exempt every single American from the monstrosity that is ObamaCare. Market based solutions to our health care challenges are a tried and true method for reducing costs and if we embrace these at state and national levels, costs will decrease while quality increases.”