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Brain Drain Alert… Lawmakers And Aides Looking To Retire Due To Obamacare

June 13, 2013

Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance  premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking  about retiring early or just quitting.The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the  year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers  onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits  exorbitantly expensive.The problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are  generally younger and less wealthy.
If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt,  many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress  tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration  reform.

Lawmakers who signed bill now threaten brain drain over Obamacare. D’oh

 

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