The first order passed before The Obama-care monster was even begun was that Congress and the President would be exempt from it's charity. That freed them up to be more generous to the suffering and less likely to be tempted to 'protect' their own greed. Ergo, they HAD to exempt themselves so as not to deminish all the wonderful things that govermnet 'can do TO you.' What else could have made them 'seperate' themselves from all it's benefits? Like the Fed Reserve, it's for the children.