Congress, FEHBP and ObamaCare

Congress, FEHBP and ObamaCare

Back in 2010, as the health care reform debate was raging on, Senate Republicans proposed legislative language requiring lawmakers to drop their insurance coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and enter the newly created exchange market.

The proposal was a political gambit, attempting to force Democrats to cast an embarrassing vote to opt out of one of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions. Democrats called the bluff, however, and the amendment passed easily.

Three years later, members of Congress and their staffers are faced with the reality of losing FEHBP coverage. Continue reading “Congress, FEHBP and ObamaCare”

AFGE official criticizes FEHBP proposals in Obama budget

AFGE official criticizes FEHBP proposals in Obama budget

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In testimony delivered today before a House subcommittee, American Federation of Government Employees Public Policy Director Jacqueline Simon criticized proposals that the Obama administration has presented for altering the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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AFGE Public Policy Director Jacqueline Simon testifies before the House 
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. 
Postal Service, and the Census regarding proposed changes to FEHBP.

Simon testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census. The hearing focused on the FEHBP and whether it is a good value for federal employees. A copy of the testimony is available here: http://bit.ly/14egKZe. Continue reading “AFGE official criticizes FEHBP proposals in Obama budget”