Sharron Angle/Husband Receive Government Health Care

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    ThinkProgress Sharron Angle And Her Husband Receive Government Health Care

    Angle’s campaign acknowledged to Nevada journalist Jon Ralston Monday that both the candidate and her husband receive health care from the federal government. Spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said in a statement: “Mr. Ted Angle receives his pension through the (federal) Civil Service Retirement System. While it is not supplemented by the federal government, current civil servants pay into the program to pay the schedule of those already retired – much like how the Social Security Program works today. Mr. Angle does not qualify – nor does he receive Social Security benefits. His health insurance plan (the Federal Employee Health Program), which also covers Sharron, is a continuation of what he was receiving while he worked for the federal government.”
     
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    The FEHB, is, in fact, a choice of the best for-profit health care plans around, because they know what works.

    FEHB Handbook -Introduction Provides the Coverage

     
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    So does Harry Reid and his wife, so what?
     
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    (emphasis added)

    Your point? Was he supposed to refuse the benefits he worked for all those years? As the article says the plan IS NOT supplemented by the federal government and HE PAID for the benefits when he worked.
     
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    trying to create something out of nothing?
     
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    The FEHBP is an insurance exchange overseen and regulated by a federal agency. In principle, it's no different than the centerpiece of the ACA.
     
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    Yeah, it is, because the ACA mandates all sorts of coverages none of those carriers have to comply with now. The difference is, the Federal goverment, you, me, the taxpayers, will eat the higher premiums, since the employer, the Federal government, pays about 3/4 of the premiums. Many private sector companies can't touch that. It's not an exchange, it's the biggest consumer of for profit group health on the planet, about half a million subscribers. There is no 80-20 rule, no dependent coverage of 26 year olds, no unlimited lifetime caps or coverage for pre-existing conditions. The meter starts running on that now.

    That's not the same as the plan the Angles pay into now.

    And if you're not in the FEHBP and your carrier does not meet those mandates, you can't enroll in another carrier's plan if it doesn't.

    Those for profit plans are the very same ones the statist bastards have been bashing for the past two years.

    Is it Tuesday yet?
     
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    It's like GM was when GM employed twice as many people as they do now.

    Exchanges are being used by DHHS to blackmail carriers.

    Big difference.
     
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    It's funny to hear these statist dupes talk like "exchanges" are just like group health plans.

    If that were so, what would we need a 2000 page bill, tens of thousands of pages in new regulations, and thousands of new bureaucrats, including IRS agents to "enforce" it?

    I mean, if it was the same thing as we already have?
     

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