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For all the talk of gold-plated federal pay and benefits, the American Federation of Government Employees estimates that some 250,000 feds don’t enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) because they can’t afford the premiums.
If you fall in that category, Federal Times wants to get your view on whether the Affordable Care Act (widely known as “Obamacare”) will help provide coverage or not. To weigh in, please call Staff Writer Sean Reilly at 703-750-8684 or email him at email@example.com. Thanks very much!
David Vass Says:
October 28th, 2013 at 8:02 am
My problem isn’t affording the premiums. It’s being able to lower my premiums through a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA). As a Veteran I get my care through the VA and am extremely satisfied. My family is relatively healthy meaning I would be able to save up money for whatever comes up. However, I am ineligible for a HDHP with an HSA since I receive care at the VA. This unfairly punishes any younger Veteran that still works and has a family.
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