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Professor Peabody
08-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Bill would force federal employees onto insurance exchanges

By Josh Hicks, Published: April 30 at 10:46 am

A new Republican proposal would push federal workers off their employer-sponsored health plan and onto the insurance exchanges being established under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the bill on Friday, following rumors that Democrats were trying to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from a provision in current law that requires them to enroll in the exchanges in 2014.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/04/30/bill-would-force-federal-employees-onto-insurance-exchanges/

This is a fantastic idea to cut costs, the nice part about it is they can pass it in reconciliation with a 51% majority because it's a cost cutting measure. It's a brilliant strategic move to make as well. When people are forced into the exchanges, I highly doubt there would be many of them that wouldn't be in favor of making Government workers do the same. What a great campaign issue for Nov 2014. It's a lose/lose for Democrats. If they support what is sure to be a popular bill, the Federal Government workers won't support them, how many do they really have in their district? Same is true for the Senators? It's going to be an interesting 2014.

Matty
08-01-2013, 08:39 PM
Agree. We either ALL in or we're all out. No exceptions.