Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Q: Are the health care overhaul proposals that are pending in the House and Senate constitutional? A: Legal experts agree that requiring citizens to buy something is a novel concept that has not been tested in the courts.
Of the 10.9 million children age 5 to 17 in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home, 7.9 million speak Spanish. Source: Census Bureau
Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is facing rebuke from House Republicans for saying that "Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick." In a Sept. 29 speech on the House floor, Grayson said that the Republican health care plan is: "Don’t get sick. And if you do get …
Q: Was Obama reading an anti-America book written by a Muslim? A: No. The book, a New York Times best-seller, is about America's role in a new global era. The author, a leading journalist, is a Muslim but describes himself as "not a religious guy."
Texas is the state that produces the most crude oil in the U.S., with 1,087,000 barrels a day. Source: Energy Information Administration