Skip to comments.Congress, staff required to buy gold ObamaCare plans (Video)
Posted on 10/04/2013 8:06:03 AM PDT by yoe
Regulations issued by the Obama administration this week would require members of Congress to buy one of the top-tier insurance plans from the ObamaCare exchanges.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House sent guidance to members of Congress this week, based on a directive from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that says they must choose plans from the "gold" level of insurance coverage, not "bronze" or "silver" plans. "Platinum" is the only higher level of coverage under the exchanges.
"For plan year 2014, Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will choose from 112 options in the Gold Metal tier on the DC SHOP," CAO said in a fact sheet that was emailed to Congress.
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) called attention to this requirement in a House floor speech Thursday.....
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Why shouldn’t they choose “Gold”? It’s taxpayer funded.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Apparently Rhodium was not available.
When exactly did the Executive Branch gain authority over Congressional members and staffing rules and regulations?
received this email:
CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION.
Before you TEST DRIVE the ObamaCare website, read this post:
From Someone who actually got on the website:
This is a post from the Obamacare web page and not my actual experience:
“I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return.
Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable”.
Please post this to local TV outlets and other media-elites...
DONT GET ON THE GESTAPOS LIST. Hold off ‘investigating’ until you know the ramifications which can haunt you the rest of your life.
So let me understand, congresscritters will get to buy a gold level plan (not subsidized for anyone else) and will receive a payment for 75% of the cost? Why wouldn’t that be counted as taxable income? it will be reported on the 2014 W-2.
I have another thought.
We the People hold the purse strings.
Congress needs to remember that.
If it is a direct reimbursement or subsidy, it should be ‘income’ and not an untaxed benefit. I want these political leeches to get screwed as badly as possible.
The fine is 1% of pay which would be $550 at the max.
Term limits are a failure. CA has had term limits since the early 90s. You’re from AZ... do you want the nation to be as “successful” as CA?
Hey, No Problemo. They’ll take the best one then vote themselves a raise in salary to cover the extra cost.
“...This is a post from the Obamacare web page and not my actual experience:...”
Perhaps you shouldn’t post things, the veracity of which you can not vouch. Some BS postings are made by trolls who want conservatives to pick up and make all conservatives look bad.
THAT is bogus and has been going around a few days.
I’ve been asking a lot of folks to explain why there’s no email posted, just “Will Sheehan” quoting one. Does anybody really believe this story?
thanks for the heads up
You mean Platinum since WE are picking up the tab
The IRS is going to take your drivers license away?
Obviously a scam email for suckers,
Just dont pay it. There is nothing they can do.
Smart consumers are investing in the “Lead” Plan.
You won’t find it on 404fail.com :-)
Apparently Rhodium was not available.
LOL! I guess whatever costs us the most.
Excellent point. We do have term limits. They are called elections. Why throw out the virtuous along with the wicked because a clock ran out? The wicked vastly outnumber the virtuous and term limits on the virtuous assures the wicked will always be a majority.
Consider it counter-propaganda. Now you should feel better.
Do they still get the 72% subsidy for it?
If I were "required" to choose a "Gold" plan with a certain 70% taxpayer subsidy... sure. I'd take it too!
Did everyone see that old fart congressman argue with Hannity last night that he did NOT get any subsidy?
He came across more crooked and arrogant than the average elected criminal.
Gonna get his name for (late) retirement, ASAP.
It would not surprise me if a Hussein flying monkey in the White House basement is circulating this to create a class of "irresponsible Republicans making stuff up to make Obama look bad..."
I don't watch fox or any television news anymore - not even Hannity.
Well, I do watch my local news in the morning long enough to hear local issues and the weather report. Other than that, I rely on FR.
Thanks for your report!
This is a delightful hoax that’s been bouncing all over the digisphere ever since October 1. Most of what’s in it is demonstrably false. Still, the fact that so many are believing this nonsense and perpetuating it is a good indication of the complete lack of correct information being perpetuated by those in charge of CommieKare. Whenever information is lacking, rumors rush in to fill the void.
Even CONGRESS cannot escape the grip of Obama’s Nanny State.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of rubes.
Nanny State PING!
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
This is the best thing i have read all week. If Congress is required to adhere to all the regulations of Obamacare that all of us are, I will explode in happiness (in more ways than one, mind you). That is gonan make some of its most militant supporters cave for sure.
Thanks for the ping!
I agree with Levin’s plan.. 12 years in the House or Senate total and that’s it. Attach to the term limits amendment (as laid out in the “Liberty Amendments”) that citizens in Congress must not legislate to themselves benefits over and above what any private citizens are eligible for. After all, we are not Communists!
And how's that all working out?
When elections are rigged using the IRS as the bully I'd say elections don't matter much now do they?
Please explain how term limits are going to make rigged elections fair? If elections don’t matter, then term limits won’t either.