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.”
In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because of the change to their health insurance.So I really want to be a fly on the wall when they interviewed for their next job.
"So, why did you leave your last position?"
"I helped put in Obamacare but I didn't know what was in it and it put me out of a job because I couldn't afford my health insurance anymore working for a democrat congressman who I got to vote for it."
"What, seriously? So you were successful in implementing something that was destructive, even to you, and you didn't bother to check to see if that would happen?"
"Obama told me it was awesome!"