Remember all that silly talk about people having their health insurance canceled because they had junk policies? Well, it turns out the federal government has been in the business of providing junk policies themselves.
Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who is running for Congress, said Obamacare has canceled the very health insurance given to federal workers that he converted into a private plan for his family when he left the job.
Bongino, a former NYPD officer and 12-year veteran of the Secret Service who defended the Clintons and President Obama until 2010, then spent a year in the Baltimore Field Office, is running as a Republican for Congress in Maryland.
Bongino says when he left in 2011 to run for office, he had asked to continue his federal plan on a private basis through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. He first signed up for temporary continuation of coverage of the federal plan, and after 18 months it was converted into an individual market version of the plan.
But last month, the 38-year-old father of two received a letter saying: “Your current benefit plan does not conform to these new mandates.”
New York-born Bongino told Page Six, “If the plan I had was substandard, then why is the government providing the exact same insurance plan to the Secret Service, the people who put their lives on the line every day to protect them?
“I took the same plan offered to federal workers and paid for it out of my pocket. President Obama can’t be telling the truth about Obamacare. Getting that letter was like a punch to the face. I only put my life on the line every day to protect the president. This is a betrayal. I will be forced to purchase a new plan for my family , who Obama personally met at the White House, from a Web site that doesn’t work, for a premium approximately $200 a month more expensive, for services we don’t want.”
If we were into conspiracy theories we’d suggest Bongino had his plan canceled out of revenge. But Team Obama would never do something like that, right?