Congress’ Health Benefits as Opposed to the ObamaCare Plan

Personal doctors on call 24/7.  No caps on coverage. No exemptions for pre-existing conditions.

All benefits enjoyed by members of Congress at taxpayer’s expense; the kind of luxuries you’ll never see if ObamaCare gets passed.

Get a load of what kinds of options Congress has:

According to the United States Office of Personnel Management (http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp) members of Congress enjoy a wide variety of health insurance options; A CDHP (with a Health Savings Account), a PPO and HMO.

A breakdown of Congress’ Cadillac insurance:

Some of our important program features are:

Appendix A FEHB Program Features

No waiting periods.

You can use your benefits as soon as your coverage becomes effective. There are no preexisting condition limitations even if you change plans.

A choice of coverage.

You can choose Self Only coverage just for you, or Self and Family coverage for you, your spouse, and unmarried dependent children under age 22. Under certain circumstances, your FEHB enrollment may cover your disabled child 22 years old or older who is incapable of selfsupport.

A choice of plans and options.

FeeforService plans, plans offering a PointofService product, Health Maintenance Organizations, High Deductible Health Plans, and ConsumerDriven Health Plans.

A Government contribution.

The Government pays 72 percent of the average premium of all plans toward the total cost of your premium, but not more than 75 percent of the total premium for any plan.

Salary deduction.

You pay your share of the premium through a payroll deduction and have the choice of doing so using pretax dollars.

Annual enrollment opportunities.

Each year you can enroll or change your health plan enrollment during Open Season. Open Season runs from the Monday of the second full work week in November through the Monday of the second full work week in December. Other events allow for certain types of changes throughout the year; see your human resources office or retirement system for details.

Continued group coverage.
* for you and your family when you retire from Federal service (normally you need to be covered under the FEHB Program for the five years of service immediately before you retire),
* for your former spouse if you divorce and he or she has a qualifying court order (see your human resources office for more information)
* for your family if you die, or
* for you and your family when you move, transfer, go on leave without pay, or enter military service (certain rules about coverage and premium amounts apply; see your human resources office).

The  pre=”The “>FEHB Program offers continued FEHB coverage:
Coverage after FEHB ends.
* for you and your family if you leave Federal service (including when you are not eligible to carry FEHB into retirement),
* for your covered dependent child if he or she marries or turns age 22, or
* for your former spouse if you divorce and he or she does not have a qualifying court order (see your human resources office for more information).

If you lose coverage under the FEHB Program, you should automatically receive a Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage from the last FEHB plan to cover you. If not, the plan must give you one on request. This certificate may be important to qualify for benefits if you join a nonFEHB plan.

The FEHB Program offers temporary continuation of coverage (TCC) and conversion to nongroup (private) coverage:
*for you and your family if you leave Federal service (including when you are not eligible to carry FEHB into retirement),
*for your covered dependent child if he or she marries or turns age 22, or
*for your former spouse if you divorce and he or she does not have a qualifying court order (see your human resources office for more information).
If you lose coverage under the FEHB Program, you should automatically receive a Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage from the last FEHB plan to cover you. If not, the plan must give you one on request. This certificate may be important to qualify for benefits if you join a nonFEHB
plan.
http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/planinfo/2010/guides/70-01.pdf

You can bet your ass that what ever Congress comes up with, they will not subject themselves to the same rotten system they inflict on the rest of us.  Politicians always get a better deal because they make the rules and their lofty positions exempt them from such sacrifices.

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