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IRS Employees Want Exemption from Obamacare

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 27, 2013

The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) represents 150,000 federal employees including 100,000 employed by the IRS.  In a move of incredible gall, the NTEU is attempting to get its members exempted from Obamacare.

The NTEU has posted on its website the form letter below for its members to send to Congress explaining why they should be exempted from Obamacare.  This is an outrageous request since the IRS is not only charged with enforcing Obamacare on Americans, but will hire over 10,000 new employees for enforcement.  And yes, the NTEU gets 10,000 new dues paying members.  Adding insult to injury, it is reported that over 90% of the NTEU’s political contributions go to President Obama’s Democrat Party.

Incredibly, the NTEU’s form letter indicates that forcing IRS employees to fall under the Obamacare mandates would “put federal employees in a special class”.  Interpretation, these union workers believe that they should be paid to force other Americans onto Obamacare, however, they should be exempted.

The NTEU request for special treatment under Obamacare would be comical if not another example of politicians and government employees taking taxpayer money to better themselves.

If Obamacare is good for America then it should be good for any government worker or politician.  But don’t expect President Obama to go against his union cronies.  The incestuous relationship between the Democratic Party and government workers endangers the Country’s democracy.

Letter posted on NTEU website:

I am a federal employee and one of your constituents. I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

H.R. 1780 would put federal employees in a special class where they would be prohibited from receiving health insurance through their employer. It would treat federal employees differently from state and local government employees and most employees of large private sector companies who receive health insurance benefits through their employer. The primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide a marketplace for the sale and purchase of health insurance for those who do not have such coverage – not to take coverage away from employees who already receive it through their employers. 

I work hard and am proud of the services that I provide to your constituents every day.  One of the main benefits I receive as a federal employee is the ability to purchase health insurance coverage through the FEHBP with an employer contribution towards those benefits.  Please let me know your views on this legislation.  I look forward to hearing back from you.


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