Most Americans are taking a wait and see approach as to how health care reform will impact them. That includes Sen. Deb Fischer. Apparently staff members of lawmakers complained stating they made too much money to receive subsidies and their premiums would go out of sight on the health care exchange and asked for an exemption.
Fischer says President Obama has taken action on this and at this point she really doesn’t know what this means for her staff. She says the rules regarding “ObamaCare” keep changing and it is very difficult to keep up.
Fischer says she is ready to step up and say that Congress needs to de-fund it. She says when summer break is over she would like to go into negotiations and start from a position where people know where Congress is at. She adds if “ObamaCare” needs to go into the continuing resolution, where they set priorities and decide what should be funded, then so be it. She says this reform should not be funded – ever.
Fischer is back in Nebraska as Congress is on summer break. She says health care reform is the biggest issue she is hearing from Nebraskans.