Why aren't retired gov't & city workers made to contribute towards Obamacare?

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  • Why aren't retired gov't & city workers made to contribute towards Obamacare?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 08:32
One does not "contribute" to Obamacare - one buys health insurance as dictated by Obamacare. Unless you are subsidized due to low income, there are no "contributions". The people you reference fall under the requirements because they buy and are covered by health insurance, which is what the ACA requires. The insurance the retirees receive is part of their collective bargaining and employment agreement that they made with the government when they started working - usually in exchange for less pay than they could have received had the gone to work for a private employer - there is always a tradeoff.
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 09:23
anecdotal stories always abound. but some will always have a better deal than others. Life's not fair, but it usually does have a reason.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 12:15
If you have health insurance you don't need Obamacare. Obamacare just requires people to have health insurance. It just changes your current plan. It does not change how much you pay unless your insurance company or pension plan changes the amount you have to pay.
Answer #4 | 21/12 2013 12:17
Because they have coverage already. There is no need for me to contribute any money to subsidize someone else. And working where I do, at the county level, we do not make more than the private sector. My salary is public record. You can see for yourself. They use benefits as an enticement to get workers.

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