And those "certain persons" are?
Try President Barack Obama and his family, for starters.
Next, Vice President Joe Biden and his family.
Next, Nancy Pelosi.
Next, Hillary Clinton (and Bill, and Chelsea).
And so on, down the line of presidential succession, through the members of the cabinet -- they are all made exempt from the bill's language. (Apparently, the thinking is that the President --along with the members of his family -- should not have to wait for an appointment to be scheduled, or have to receive any kind of clearance beforehand, should he need to have a wart removed, or an ingrown toenail fixed. And nor should the rest of them, or their families -- because after all , they are only a heartbeat away from the presidency, you know.)
But those aren't all the exemptions. No, there were some others exempted -- some really special others, who were in a position to know that they needed to be excluded.
Namely, the committee staffers in the House and Senate who drafted the "reform" legislation.
Remember when Barack Obama boasted that his new law would give people the same kind of coverage that Congress enjoyed? Well not, quite the same as he, Biden, Pelosi, Clinton and those staffers will enjoy.
Shades of Animal Farm! Read the full story here, and weep for your country. (H/T: Transfigurations.) [UPDATE: Another and fuller story is here -- it is beginning to look as though even more people have been exempted from the bill's terms.]
The only fitting epitaph for this legislation is the following (H/T: Still on Patrol):
Let me get this straight......they've passed a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, voted on by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.