Re: A Call for 'Radical Change'
- From: ZombyWoof <Zomby-Woof@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:15:33 -0500
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 06:17:32 GMT, "OldGoat"
<oldgoatmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote something wonderfully witty:
Hey Joe,Our elected officials are covered under the Federal Employees Health
We have many a political/news junkie in here. During the '04 Pres race,
Kerry was talking about giving everyone (and these were the exact words if I
recall correctly) "citizen in the US the same health care coverage as the US
congress enjoys". Does anyone know if he actually meant the "roll out the
red carpet", eye, ear, and dental, that even the most crooked of jr.
Congressmen are set with for life, or was it just your average "beat em and
cheat em" most HMO's, PPO's and all the other alphabet soup of the insurance
industry lays on the working class that denies the real big buck life saving
serious care and take it to court to fight it long enough for the patient to
I'm not interested in how he was going to pay for it, that was his problem,
but did anyone ever call him on the quality of the healthcare he proposed
for your average employed or unemployed joe or jane public?
Benefits Program or (FEHBP). The website for the benefits guide is at
http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp. The government (meaning
taxpayers like you and me) pays 72% of the average premium but not
more than 75%. This is similar to the amount the government pays
under Medicare. These premiums compare with Medicare Part A hospital
insurance and Medicare Part B doctors' and outpatient services. But,
they also include prescription drug coverage.
There are about 100 different options folks can chose from. Same
things as most people can pick from who have ala carte plans at work;
HMO, PPO, POS etc. If they want Dental, Eye, etc they have to pick it
and pay their cost share.
I think, not sure, that they also have a staff doc in the Senate
building that will come to their offices on the hill.
You can run, but you'll only die tired.