What Happened to Being Pro-Choice? Congressional Staffers To Be Forced Into ‘Gold’ ObamaCare Plan

Posted by on Oct 04, 2013 at 10:11 am

The left is only pro-choice when it comes to aborting babies. Outside of that you have zero choice about anything.

Regulations issued by the Obama administration this week would require members of Congress to buy one of the top-tier insurance plans from the ObamaCare exchanges.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House sent guidance to members of Congress this week, based on a directive from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that says they must choose plans from the “gold” level of insurance coverage, not “bronze” or “silver” plans. “Platinum” is the only higher level of coverage under the exchanges.

“For plan year 2014, Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will choose from 112 options in the Gold Metal tier on the DC SHOP,” CAO said in a fact sheet that was emailed to Congress.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) called attention to this requirement in a House floor speech Thursday, in which he said the policy shows more favoritism toward members of Congress and their staff.

“We all … have to go and get the gold policy. Not the bronze, not the silver, the gold policy from the exchange. That’s the only one we can get,” he said.

“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.”

The fact sheet also says that the only way for members of Congress to get subsidies for their insurance plan is by using the Washington, D.C., health insurance exchange, or SHOP.


One Response to “What Happened to Being Pro-Choice? Congressional Staffers To Be Forced Into ‘Gold’ ObamaCare Plan”

  1. Pete on 4/04/13 at 11:17 am

    Wow. Could the political overlords be anymore obvious in their disdain for average Americans? They are only “allowed” to get the most expensive plan…paid for by taxpayers, of course.

    This congressional de facto exemption from obamacare is not just a slap in the face. This is a brutal, brassknuckled pummeling of the nose of every single taxpaying citizen, as well as to those uneducated voters who think they are getting a bargain signing up for obamacare.

    Obamacare delenda est.