Capitol Hill Staffers are Still Concerned About Obamacare’s Impact on Them
The sad thing is the waivers don’t do anything for you when ObamaCare is raising the cost of all healthcare.
Check it out:
“A vast majority of top congressional aides say in a new survey that they are concerned about the effects of Obamacare on their staff, ticking off worries about changes to their benefits, higher costs and whether they’ll have access to local health care providers.” Now, these are the people… Let me remind you, this is congressional staff. These are people that earn anywhere from $95,000 to $170,000 a year.
These are the people who have already been granted subsidies up to 75%, and this story from The Politico is all about how these people say, in a new survey, that they are still worried. They are still concerned about the effects of Obamacare on them, and the things they list that are troubling them are changes to their benefits, they can’t keep their doctor or their plan, higher costs, premiums are going up (and so is the deductible), and whether they’ll have access to local health care providers.
It’s back to they can’t keep their doctor if they like him. They’re worried about that, even though they’ve been granted 75% subsidies. “Ninety percent of staffers surveyed for a report released Monday by the Congressional Management Foundation said they are concerned about benefit changes under [Obamacare], while 86% are anxious about the financial hit and 79% cited worries to access,” even having access to any health care.
These are the people that got a 75% subsidy. These are the people that wrote Obamacare. These are congressional staffers. These are not just the elected officials. These are the people that work for them. These aides are getting 75% of their premiums subsidized by the taxpayers. By the way, The Politico does not mention that in this tear-jerker story. Additionally, most of the congressional staff in this story are young.
“Only about 35% of staffers said they have a ‘good understanding’ of the changes to their health care plan under Obamacare, according to the survey. Under the health care law, all members of Congress and most congressional aides were required to enroll in the exchanges, ” but they cried and belly ached about that. Do you remember? They said, “We don’t want to do it! It’s too expensive! We don’t have… We can’t afford it! We’re only making $170,000 a year; we can’t afford it.”