It’s almost as if there are a different set of rules for the ruling class in Washington than there is for the peasants out there. Oh, because there is.
This year, members of Congress and thousands of their staffers are finally signing up for health insurance provided by an ObamaCare exchange, fulfilling their commitment to live under the same system that millions of other Americans will use.
But unlike those millions of Americans, members and staff have a way to opt out of ObamaCare — retirement.
Under a rule issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) late last year, members and staff who retire will be able to revert back to health coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). That’s the same coverage that thousands of other federal workers can use when they retire.