Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they’ll pay under Obamacare, and they’re scrambling to find a cure.
“In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO. “Simply unacceptable.”Good. Let them suffer the consequences of the laws they help pass. Besides, they will be more effective than any lobbyist at convincing Congresscritters (i.e., their bosses) to repeal this crap.
In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because of the change to their health insurance.