Approximately 18,000 government employees including members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice president will lose their employer-provided health insurance if the Republican’s proposal is approved.
To no one’s surprise, the now angelic-acting Democratic-controlled Senate nixed that idea flat out Monday night, an hour after the House passed it.
Maybe because you just heard about it here and not through your usual media sources who mostly remain cozy with the president and his rubber-stamp followers.
Here’s a sickening group of statistics for all taxpayers to get upset over:
The government (taxpayers) pays three-fourths of federal workers' health insurance premiums. The House Republicans would end that by amending the Senate's temporary spending bill. That would mean many federal employees would face a “pay cut” up to $11,000.
Savings for ordinary taxpayers - The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Republican proposal would save taxpayers around $1 billion over a decade.
Did anyone know that before the House made this proposal concerning the “Affordable” Care Act? The Democratic-controlled Senate outright rejected it as a condition for keeping the government operating past midnight on Monday.
Huh. Did you miss that in yesterday’s lame-stream media?
Majority Leader Harry (Pa Kettle) Reid said a government shutdown “could be avoided only if the GOP-controlled House passed a budget clean of any such amendments.”
President Barack Obama boldly threatened a veto looking as fierce as he should have with the Russians and Syrians rather than with his fellow Americans trying to make sense out of a law that has legal scholars, doctors and the American people fuming and confused.
His term for the Republicans defending taxpayers was, "a narrow ideological agenda that threatens the nation's economy. "They're spinning their wheels," said a bespectacled Pa Kettle. "We are not going to change Obamacare," the president blurted out in John Wayne bluster.
Really Mr. President, did you read the teleprompter correctly? Well, your lapdog media thinks so at least.
Current taxpayer contributions to government employees and their staffs are in line with payments from many private employers. Democrats repeatedly said their goal was to “offer coverage to all Americans that was comparable to the coverage and choices that members of Congress receive.”
If Americans believe that, swamp land in Florida is a good buy.
Ultra –liberal lapdog to the president, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Monday night, "They get their health insurance through their work and their employer pays a portion of the health insurance premium."
Employer is the taxpayer Dick. Stop hiding behind something as impersonal words like “government” and "employer." It's taxpaying Americans Dick.
As for the new “health exchanges,” they were intended for the millions of Americans who don't get medical insurance through their employers. The new law provides tax breaks for low and middle-income insurance buyers, but most members of Congress and presidential appointees as well as thousands of employees in Congress have higher incomes that disqualify them for the tax subsidies.
Keep an eye on the unemployment figures if they aren’t doctored further by the Obama administration starting with the enactment of the “Affordable” Care Act January 1, 2014. Companies with fewer than 50 workers also can shop for employee health care insurance on the new exchanges.
Do I hear companies above 50 employees going to massive part-time workers?
Here’s some tearful news; The Republican plan to force government employees into the same Obamacare mess as the rest of us. It has “been a huge source of anxiety for congressional staffers accustomed to getting their health insurance just like other government employees through the federal benefits program.”
Very quietly last month, the government's Office of Personnel Management ruled that members of Congress and their aides switching to the Obamacare exchanges would still qualify for the 75 percent premium match.
Unfortunately for them, the Republican measure overturns that decision while also ending the employer match for Obama, Vice President Joe (Where am I?) Biden, Cabinet members and other presidential appointees.
Let’s see a show of hands from those opposed to this plan that received basically zero coverage with the media?
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