|Congress is on a government health-care plan, just like many other government workers. Imagine that their employer is the government, and istead of going through an intermediary, they do it directly.
No one can be "on" Obamacare in the way you are saying. That is like saying you are "on" social security or "on" unemployment. The government gives you the money/subsidy/tax break, and lets you use it towards paying your healthcare premiums.
Like Pelosi, I too get my health care through my employer, the government.
However, like Pelosi, i'm not on Obamacare.
Yes, Dorothy, you can be on Obamacare.
Here's how it works.
I have health insurance through Blue Cross. It's very expensive health care costing over $1,000.00 a month. Fortunately for me, I only have to pay a small portion of that, my employer, the Government, pays the rest. The numbers can change depending on how I want to be insured, but I have lot's of choices based on the type of coverage I want.
Is Obamacare the same?
No, it's not.
This is why so many people were opposed to Obamacare, it was broken before it was ever completed. There are so many problems with the bill that the only answer to it is to scrap it and start over.
The idea behind Obamacare was that people were going to be able to get free or cheap health insurance, paid for by magic fairy dust, and then due to that free or cheap health insurance, they were going to receive top notch free health care, thanks again to magic fairy dust. Pre existing condition? Voila! You cannot be denied medical care, and cheap medical care too, and you won't have to work to pay off any bill after you've received your care. Aren't we nice? (pssst, it wasn't our money, so no biggee, dude!).
Here's the common sense kicker though, that politicians and their echo chambers don't get. Nothing is free. You're not going to get the same insurance I have. Maybe both will be paid for by the government, but I promise you, that will be the only similarity. The good doctors, the ones who have proven themselves, owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in business loans and student loans, they're going to take my money and give me and Pelosi great medical care.
Those under Obamacare? Not so much. These greedy bastard doctors are going to do everything they can to drop you like a hot potato and you'll go to the wonderful, kind hearted, lovable doctors who were trained in Tijuana.
That is, until the Government figures out they left some "loophole" or other in the law and they can get those greedy bastards and force them to serve everyone equally for the love of pete!
Yeah, that'll work.
But yes, eventually, even Pelosi and I will have to be on Obamacare. And then, Pelosi will take her private jet to wherever all the doctors have moved to, like they do in Canada to come down here, in order to get her medical care.