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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Obamacare

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

Can government employees/retirees be forced into “Obamacare”?

A:

Not unless Congress acts to do so. There are legislative proposals to move current federal employees onto the exchanges, but they have not moved forward. At this point in time FEHB remains intact for federal employees. 

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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