posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 02:32 PM
Originally posted by ProfessorChaos
reply to post by AlienScience
The subsidies provided by the government (I.E. the taxpayers) will allow business as usual in congress, whereas the current setup for all other
employers is leading to the cutting of hours in order to avoid paying the required costs under Obamacare.
Congress is getting out of the boat that the rest of the country is being forced into, eerily reminiscent of the lifeboats on the Titanic if you ask
I'm not following you at all.
The government has employees just like a corporation does. The government makes contributions to it's employees healthcare insurance just like
corporations do. There was an amendment put into Obamacare (from a republican btw, Chuck Grassley), which required congressmen and staffers to get
their insurance from the state exchanges. However, it also blocked the government to continue to provide contributions for the health care to be
bought on the exchanges. This is effectively a huge pay cut for the staffers and congressmen...the congressmen make enough to where it doesn't
matter...but for the staffers it pretty much makes them poor.
Long story short, congressmen and staffers are still going to buy their insurance off the exchanges...but they will still be given the contributions
that they have always received. The same way a corporation will do it if an employee goes to the exchanges...the portion of healthcare the
corporation pays into their employee based insurance will be given to the individual to buy off the exchanges.
There is no unequal treatment here, it would have been unequal if this fix wasn't implemented.