Everyone seems a little confused when it comes to the new health care legislation, even the congress members themselves. It was said when it was enacted that it would impact everyone but few members of congress realized that they too would be affected even though they voted for it. In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members. It seems the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current health plan coverage, in the federal employees program, before any alternatives are available.
With the wide spread confusion the inevitable has begun as scam artists are taking advantage of the nation’s new health care law to peddle phony policies. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is warning states that some scam artists are taking the tactics to the street in a door to door campaign and urging consumers to obtain coverage in a non-existent “limited enrollment” period. The new expansion of health care coverage won’t come until 2014. Sebelius says even when that happens, “door-to-door sales people are unlikely to be part of the plan.”