Now that lawmakers and their staff are going to be forced into Obamacare, many of them are considering quitting or retiring to avoid it. Lovely.
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. (Read More)
So “exorbitantly expensive” benefits are fine as long as the rest of us are stuck paying for it, but when they have to pay using their own money they suddenly have a problem. Poor babies. Oh, and those talking about retiring are doing so because if they retire before this new rule hits they can keep the benefits they currently have, courtesy of we the taxpayers.