Older congressional staff say their out-of-pocket healthcare costs will rise three or four times after they enter the ObamaCare insurance exchanges.
The economic shock has led Democratic chiefs of staff to call for changing the rules so that their staffers won’t take the economic hit.
The chiefs of staff have expressed support for a change that would allow congressional offices to re-classify their workers as non-official staff so that they can avoid the higher costs.
“Simply unaffordable,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote in an email to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff on Thursday afternoon.
Ta’s email, sent to other House Democratic chiefs of staff, said staffers above the age of 59 felt a “shock to the system” upon seeing plan prices on the District of Columbia’s new insurance marketplace. [...]
Friday, November 22, 2013
Amusing: Demo congressional chief of staff Minh Ta on Obamacare exchange prices: “Simply unaffordable,”