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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
The "Penny Plan", Consolidation of government agencies that do the same tasks, and government pension conversion to 401K's would quickly create a balanced budget and then there would never be a shutdown.... not to mention long term solvency.
Also, Government employee healthcare should convert to medicaid/medicare... no reason to have different insurance than the people right?
The Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) Program provides comprehensive health care coverage for federal employees, annuitants, and their families. There is a wide selection of plans to choose from including, "Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health savings/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or Fee-for-Service (FFS) plans, and their Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) if you live (or sometimes if you work) within the area serviced by the plan." There is an open season each year for participants to review and choose other plans if desired.