It is our position that federal government employees should not be exempt from inclusion in health care coverage mandates under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Isn’t it interesting that Congress has exempted the country’s largest employer, the Federal Government – which includes themselves – in complying with 20,000 pages of new health care regulations, mostly comprised by politicians and tax attorneys.
All lead by none other than the scandal-ridden Internal Revenue Service who will be managing State Exchanges, i.e. the health plan clearing houses for uninsured individuals seeking health care plans. Already, employers are dropping coverage altogether in lieu of paying the “tax” and deferring employees to the exchanges to save costs, as evidenced by thousands of part-time workers being dealt with decreasing hours. In the world of economics, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”
However, not all members of Congress feel they should be exempt, which is why bill H.R. 1780 has been introduced to provide that the only health plans the Federal Government may make available to ALL of its employees are those created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or offered through a health insurance exchange. What’s good for the goose, should be legally mandated for the gander.