Is he just too cheap? We know he and his family are paid for by the taxpayers, but since he was pretending to go through the motions of signing up, wouldn’t it make sense to sign his family up as well? No, instead he went with the cheapest possible plan and only registered himself. What a joke this man is.
President Obama enrolled in a “bronze” ObamaCare plan over the weekend in a move the White House described as a “symbolic” gesture designed to promote enrollment.
According to a White House official, the president enrolled in the District of Columbia marketplace, and selected from among the lowest-cost options available.
The White House said the president’s plan costs less than $400 per month.
“The act of the president signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic, since the president’s healthcare will continue to be provided by the military,” the official said. “But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces, which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people.”
A White House official said Obama’s staff helped him sign up for a plan.
Ah, our most tech-savvy president ever can’t even register himself. What a pantload.
Obama did not enroll first lady Michelle Obama or his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Like the president, the rest of the first family receives free health insurance for life from the military.
By the way, those in Congress forced into ObamaCare had only the gold plan to choose from. Obama, naturally, goes for the bronze.
The president’s decision to opt for a bronze plan is likely designed to promote the lower-cost options that many Americans will select when purchasing insurance for the first time.
But it could also provide congressional Republicans a line for attack. Under regulations issued by the administration, members of Congress and their staff are required to purchase “gold” level insurance coverage — among the most expensive plans available on the exchanges.
“You see, bronze and silver’s only good enough for everyone else in the country. For members of Congress and members of the Senate and their staff, it’s gold or nothing,” Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) said in a floor speech earlier this year.