Well, did you really expect that he would?
Dr Orin Devinsky puts the question well. You politicians always exempt yourselves from plans we must participate in … so what say you Mr President? His answer is no answer which tells you all you need to know. Hey, we all want to save our families … but it just costs soooooo much. Once again … as you work your way through this completely evasive answer remember … they always right exemptions for themselves and their buddies.
Oh, and lest you think you can keep your plan anyway … as the Sound Off Sister points out … why, you are not exempt.
Aetna CEO Ron Williams knows the score. Hey, if you make the rules, how is this a level playing field? Obama’s answer, yeah we make the rules, and we don’t have to even break even. What makes you think you can’t compete with that? Perfect. And close attention to Diane Sawyer’s question about dirty profits. Think she might level that question at Disney. Charging little kids to see their cartoon heroes. Disgraceful Diane.