Skip to comments.DC Council Bills Taxpayers Half A Million To Avoid Enrolling Themselves In Obamacare
Posted on 12/07/2018 11:03:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
On the first of the month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held an event at Freedom Plaza to celebrate the start of Obamacares annual open enrollment period. She appeared with Mila Kofman, head of the Districts health insurance exchange, D.C. Health Link. In conjunction with the event, the mayor issued a proclamation declaring the open enrollment period Get Covered, Stay Covered months, and noting that residents should visit [D.C. Health Links website] to shop for and compare health insurance.
But in encouraging others to get covered, and promoting the D.C. Health Link site, Bowser omitted one key detail: She does not buy the policies that D.C. Health Link sells. My recent Freedom of Information Act request confirmed that Bowser, like most of her D.C. Council colleagues, received taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies to purchase their coverage through the District government, rather than through D.C. Health Link. Thus, DC spent nearly half a million in taxpayer funds because the mayor and council wont be bothered to enroll in Obamacare.
Armed with this information, I asked Bowser about her insurance choices at a recent event. She noted that the Affordable Care Act doesnt ask individuals to give up their employer-based insurance a true enough statement. Individuals such as Bowser and members of the council can purchase insurance through Obamacare exchanges like D.C. Health Link, but they must forego their employer subsidy to do so.
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"Why, let them eat our District government taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies!"
Half million in what time period? If only one year that’s way too much for only about a dozen folks. Most of that would be going in someone’s pocket.
A gold-plated health plan with full family coverage could easily run $25K/yr. And you know they’ve got the best money can buy.
Ok so with 13 council members that’s 325. Beds 7 more people or money missing.
“Thats” not “beds”
Probably have several staffers, secretaries, etc., with snouts in the trough, too.
Whats the mayors premium for her healthcare? Whats her payroll deduction? Its probably less than she would pay for a minimal coverage Obamacare plan.
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