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    Because the mentally challenged would get stuck just pressing that button for weeks thinking it would make a difference. Maybe you'll get one after Clinton is elected to keep you busy.
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    Democrats have been trying to get some form of health care passed for the general population for 60 years, spending one afternoon to sign-up doesn't sound too bad in comparison.
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    This is the same man who flatly lied to young girls in a diner over his support of immigration reform. Why should anyone believe him now?
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    Why should we not ? I found his report as encouraging, at least he was able to enroll. Not sure what your beef would be, if anything Boehner did liberals a favor today.
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    "This is the same man who flatly lied to young girls...." - To paraphrase Rand Paul, errrr I mean Jesus "Let he who has not flat out lied to young girls cast the first stone"
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    what this proves is that John Boehner is one of the ultimate politicians.
    they develop their own "plan" for their healthcare and are not subject to what is being forced on us and whether we want or need it does not matter.

    John Boehner is a part of the problems and not a part of any reasonable solutions. John and other politicians like him on both sides of the aisle need to be subject to all they impose on us and take part in the real world.
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    This is probably why he signed up. But I think congress people get an annual $8,000 subsidy that none of us are entitled to since we didn't write the law.

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    "Starting in 2014, the only health care coverage made available to members of Congress and their employees by the federal government will be coverage offered through the Health Insurance Exchange created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - the "Obamacare Act."

    Members elected since 1984 are covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). Those elected prior to 1984 were covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). In 1984 all members were given the option of remaining with CSRS or switching to FERS.

    As it is for all other federal employees, congressional retirement is funded through taxes and the participants' contributions. Members of Congress under FERS contribute 1.3 percent of their salary into the FERS retirement plan and pay 6.2 percent of their salary in Social Security taxes.

    Members of Congress are not eligible for a pension until they reach the age of 50, but only if they've completed 20 years of service. Members are eligible at any age after completing 25 years of service or after they reach the age of 62. Please also note that Members of Congress have to serve at least 5 years to even receive a pension.

    The amount of a congressperson's pension depends on the years of service and the average of the highest 3 years of his or her salary. By law, the starting amount of a Member's retirement annuity may not exceed 80% of his or her final salary.

    According to the Congressional Research Service, 413 retired Members of Congress were receiving federal pensions based fully or in part on their congressional service as of Oct. 1, 2006. Of this number, 290 had retired under CSRS and were receiving an average annual pension of $60,972. A total of 123 Members had retired with service under both CSRS and FERS or with service under FERS only. Their average annual pension was $35,952 in 2006."
    http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/co...
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    With mental illness coverage it may be a good idea for him to have done it?But what is the cost is what matters most?I am sure he can not get a government subsidy on his salary. Whatta goofball.
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    @Denizen_Kate Seems more like he's proven that even if states had wasted the money and effort, they would have gotten crap websites anyway. It's a federal law that the Democrats in the Federal gov't wanted, let them fix their own dungpile.
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    @AceLuby I live in California, signed up the first day, no problems, and stand to save a boatload of cash for BETTER coverage, same deductibles and co-pays. You can't tell me it isn't good....unless of course, you live in a state where your governor wants to screw YOU to make political points with insurance companies. Good luck with that.
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    it means that Boehner is obeying the law even if he disagrees with the law. I am more curious of how many democrat congressmen have done so with their own law
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    Perhaps the only thing Boehner's experience has proven is that if you don't have to use the healthcare.gov site, signing up for the ACA is not a big deal. Those states who refused to create their own sites should take note. Again.
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    Sign in or not, you can bet your ass he won't be using it. He has our LEGISLATORS coverage and you can bet the farm he won't have any premiums to pay!
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    compromise, he made and effort a reported it worked. not sure why he would enroll in the ACA because he has meidcla coverage from the congress, but he is making a gesture here.
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    I'm actually impressed. The administration has actually demonstrated that a trip to the DMV can be considered a "joyous shopping occasion" compared to the use of a simple website.
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    @Firestorm My Auto-Home insurer has been working on it's computers for three years sending me bills that are wrong year after year. Out buildings show up and then the vanish. My porch comes and goes. My Basement does the same. My roof is shake, then it's comp. The size grows and shrinks.

    Bought a new car last week. It took 45 minutes to a price then 2 hours to get the paper work done as their computer crashed, froze and printed the wrong thing
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    Oy vey! The fact that Boehner successfully enrolled in Obamacare through the website doesn't mean much, imho, especially since it took him 2 hours to do it, which it really shouldn't have. It means that there's something seriously wrong with that website, which needs to be fixed.
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