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Congress, staff required to buy gold ObamaCare plans (Video)
The Hill ^ | October 3, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: congressobamacare; dncrico; goldplan; obamacare; obamacarerico; obamarico; reidrico; subsidies
Term Limits.....
Rule 1: If elected to Congress...don't give up your daytime jobs.
Rule 2: don't expect big pensions
Rule 3: You will have 4 years to get it right
Rule 4: You WILL be serving your constituents not yourself.
1 posted on 10/04/2013 8:06:03 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Why shouldn’t they choose “Gold”? It’s taxpayer funded.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

Exactly what I was thinking.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: KittenClaws

Apparently Rhodium was not available.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 8:15:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: yoe

When exactly did the Executive Branch gain authority over Congressional members and staffing rules and regulations?


5 posted on 10/04/2013 8:16:14 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: yoe

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.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 8:18:18 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: yoe

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.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: WayneS

I have another thought.

We the People hold the purse strings.

Congress needs to remember that.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 8:22:19 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Mike Darancette

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.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 8:23:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Mike Darancette

The fine is 1% of pay which would be $550 at the max.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 8:24:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: yoe

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?


11 posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:04 AM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: yoe

Hey, No Problemo. They’ll take the best one then vote themselves a raise in salary to cover the extra cost.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: dontreadthis

“...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.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: dontreadthis

THAT is bogus and has been going around a few days.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by madison10
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To: dontreadthis

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?


15 posted on 10/04/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: House Atreides; madison10

thanks for the heads up


16 posted on 10/04/2013 8:32:30 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: KittenClaws

You mean Platinum since WE are picking up the tab


17 posted on 10/04/2013 8:35:50 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: dontreadthis

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.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: CapnJack

Smart consumers are investing in the “Lead” Plan.

You won’t find it on 404fail.com :-)


19 posted on 10/04/2013 8:40:23 AM PDT by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: CapnJack; TurboZamboni
You mean Platinum since WE are picking up the tab

Apparently Rhodium was not available.

LOL! I guess whatever costs us the most.

20 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:58 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: newzjunkey
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?

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.

21 posted on 10/04/2013 8:49:40 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: House Atreides

Consider it counter-propaganda. Now you should feel better.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 8:53:27 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: yoe

Do they still get the 72% subsidy for it?


23 posted on 10/04/2013 9:23:50 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: KittenClaws
Congress, staff required to buy gold ObamaCare plans (Video)
Why shouldn’t they choose “Gold”? It’s taxpayer funded.

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.

24 posted on 10/04/2013 11:17:06 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: dontreadthis
This needs to be verified, before everyone going ballistic.

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..."

25 posted on 10/04/2013 11:20:10 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911
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.

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!

26 posted on 10/04/2013 11:34:04 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: dontreadthis

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.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 1:32:22 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: yoe; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; ...

Even CONGRESS cannot escape the grip of Obama’s Nanny State.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of rubes.

Nanny State PING!


28 posted on 10/04/2013 6:11:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: yoe; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


29 posted on 10/04/2013 6:14:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 6:17:01 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 10/04/2013 7:36:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: yoe

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!


32 posted on 10/05/2013 6:27:33 AM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: trubolotta
We do have term limits. They are called elections

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?

33 posted on 10/05/2013 7:34:43 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

Please explain how term limits are going to make rigged elections fair? If elections don’t matter, then term limits won’t either.


34 posted on 10/05/2013 8:13:31 AM PDT by trubolotta
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