Makes Me Cringe

I usually try to avoid political discussions, but I do find certain things to be exasperating to the point where something must be said.  In 1959, the F.E.H.B.P. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program was started just a few years before Medicare, and this was put in place to cover some nine million government employees, including civil-service workers, the courts, the Post Office, members of Congress, and more. Since January 1, 2014, these government employees are no longer able to receive free health care, but these federal employees still get a federal government subsidy which is equivalent to a 72 percent reduction in coverage of their insurance premiums by the federal government.  There’s a lot of misinformation out there and this is where things get a bit tricky, as most members and their staff generally do not qualify for these government subsidies, because they make too much money.  However an exception was made that allows them to use the D.C. small-business exchange to receive health-care stipends from their employer (the federal government).  This provision allows them to keep sucking off the government tit.  If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, millions of federal employees, which includes the members of Congress would be able to return to the federal plan that they were so fond of, where they got free health care so then they would not have to pay for any part of their premium again.  People should not be allowed to pass laws that have a direct effect on their lives and this makes me cringe.  If you think that I am off base, or that I have any part of this wrong, than please feel free to correct me.

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