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    Re: Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    LOL...the libertarian....is getting bothered.....that govt would get smaller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Thank you.

    Anyway, does anybody really doubt that our great public servants in Congress don't want to subject themselves to the tender mercies of Obamacare?
    They know it's about the same as signing up for the draft in the 60s.

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    Re: Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Thank you.

    Anyway, does anybody really doubt that our great public servants in Congress don't want to subject themselves to the tender mercies of Obamacare?
    ... They did write the bill specifically requiring themselves to do so. (Despite the long-running claims that they exempted themselves)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ... They did write the bill specifically requiring themselves to do so. (Despite the long-running claims that they exempted themselves)
    Judging from the reaction today, my guess is that they thought they'd retain the majority and be free to quietly amend themselves out later.
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    Re: Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Oh, the irony!

    Obamacare? We were just leaving

    Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

    The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

    Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.

    If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.
    Oh thank god! We may just have found a benefit to this program, can we get the full of government to retire? Who will spy on us if they do?
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    Re: Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    The last paragraph is the key to all the ruckus. Congress got 75% of their insurance money from the govt. before. They now are afraid they will have to pay all of it out of their own pockets. It has nothing to do with increased costs of the insurance.

    Currently, aides and lawmakers receive their health care under the generous Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. The government subsidizes upward of 75 percent of the premiums for the health insurance plans. In 2014, most Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers are expected to be put onto the exchanges, and there has been no guidance whether the government will subsidize those premiums. This is expected to cause a steep spike in health insurance costs
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    Re: Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post

    If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues.[/I]
    Brain drain. Now that really is funny.

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