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Federal Employees to be Moved to Obamacare



Washington Post Article

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Lawmakers in recent weeks have questioned whether the exchange provision in the existing health-care law prohibits the government from paying a portion of premiums as it does now for members of Congress and their staffs. They have expressed concern that some workers could not afford the full cost of coverage on their own.

Lawmakers have also questioned whether congressional staffers would lose the retirement health benefits they qualify for after working for the government for 20 years. The Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the federal-worker benefits programs, has not indicated when it might provide guidance on those issues.



The comments to the article are awesome. Reads like something Karl Marx would have written.

Guess they had to pass it to see what's in it?







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SundayFunday
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Good, let them drink their own poison.





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taylork37
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Maybe I don't get it, please tell me if I don't, but Obamacare is meant to insure the currently uninsured. If you have currently have health insurance in the private sector you can keep your existing insurance.

Why should this change with government employees who already have an existing health insurance plan?

This Bill does that.

Honest question.






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More political BS. This Republican measure isn't going to pass. Pure theatre is all it is.





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Many companies are dropping insurance coverage and dumping employees on these exchanges (many of which haven't been set up, IIRC).

If these exchanges are so awesome, then Federal employees deserve to be in them. It's political gamesmanship, but funny regardless.






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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opposes the Camp bill, indicating that the measure will have little support from congressional Democrats. “There is no need to kick over 2?million federal employees off their insurance plans in order to satisfy the cynical political urges of House Republicans, who have voted to repeal this law over 30 times,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill.


This is solid gold right here.

Hey Nancy I thought Obamacare was the greatest thing since electricity, what's the deal?






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If you have currently have health insurance in the private sector you can keep your existing insurance.


Haha






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If you have currently have health insurance in the private sector you can






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jamboybarry
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Maybe I don't get it, please tell me if I don't, but Obamacare is meant to insure the currently uninsured. If you have currently have health insurance in the private sector you can keep your existing insurance.


Lol

Unless your employer decides to drop you into the exchanges or reduce your hours

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Why should this change with government employees who already have an existing health insurance plan?


Fair share






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Maybe it is just me, but pretending like the insurance offered by Obamacare to the unemployed is going to be as good as private insurance doesn't make sense.
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Hey Nancy I thought Obamacare was the greatest thing since electricity, what's the deal?


Obamacare is "supposed" to great for the uninsured...not the already insured.






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La Place Mike
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Many companies are dropping insurance coverage and dumping employees on these exchanges
You will not have to go a "Market Place" to purchase health insurance. The only people that will want to go to the "Market Place" are people who will qualify for the the subsidies and tax credits. The tax credits that the purchaser qualifies for will go directly to the carrier.



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Taxing Authority
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Obamacare is "supposed" to great for the uninsured...not the already insured.
False.

Obama sold it as delivering a 3000% decrease in premium costs. He said we'd all get a raise! At other times he claimed it would save the average American family $2,500. You're desire to revise history is... well... It's evidence.



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taylork37
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You're desire to revise history is... well... It's evidence.


not trying to revise history, just some honest questions.






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So, is healthcare in the US evolving to the point were there will be two classes of health insurance? That is, insurance for the masses, i.e., healthcare exchanges, and insurance for the privileged, i.e., the "rich", company provided healthcare, etc.





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Obamacare is "supposed" to great for the uninsured...not the already insured.



oops. . .

Then perhaps the law shouldn't have incentivized companies to change their employees from "insured" to "uninsured."

Now they can experience how great Obamacare is, firsthand.






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If you have currently have health insurance in the private sector you can keep your existing insurance.





Somebody got snookered!






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he claimed it would save the average American family $2,500.


He said it would save the avg family that amount before his FIRST TERM was up. Instead, they went up that much his 1st term. Didn't hear from the unbiased media about that during the election. Not like, "Read my lips, no new taxes".






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La Place Mike
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taylork37
PPACA was touted as healthcare reform that would be good for everyone. All it will do is increase the premiums for most people. The wealthy will still have better care and the middle class will have crappier care.






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not trying to revise history, just some honest questions

you probably should have asked those questions before voting...






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Taxing Authority
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not trying to revise history, just some honest questions
Sorry if that seemed rude. But there have been many posters around here that are repeating the meme that Obamacare was never designed to make healthcare cheaper. It seems to be a talking point.

As another poster noted:"why does it have the word "affordable" in the title.

Obama: "I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."

Now suddenly it wasn't about lowering costs. It's a real head scratcher.



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