ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Congress critters and staffers still trying to avoid being forced onto the Exchanges, because of "rate shock"
Currently, aides and lawmakers receive their health care under the generous Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. The government subsidizes upward of 75 percent of the premiums for the health insurance plans. In 2014, most Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers are expected to be put onto the exchanges, and there has been no guidance whether the government will subsidize those premiums. This is expected to cause a steep spike in health insurance costs.
Hey, maybe they could all move to California! I hear there's no rate shock there at all!
NOTE Actually, this is bad; the staffers really aren't all that well paid, close to power in the glamorous District of Columbia though they be, and throwing the ones who can't afford ObamaCare under the bus is just a recipe for bringing in more rich fucks who don't have to worry about money, or under the table payments. Of course, with single payer Medicare for All, this issue wouldn't even be arising.