Supporters, unions, even IRS trying to opt out of Obamacare

The IRS is currently hiring thousands of agents to force Obamacare on the American people, double checking tax returns, spying on healthcare coverage to see if it meets standards of the Affordable Care Act, while simultaneously trying to opt out of Obamacare themselves.


In the private sector, many workers are concerned about losing their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, and being dumped into Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges.

Two weeks ago, representatives of three large labor unions fired off a harsh letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, complaining that Obamacare would “shatter…our hard-earned health benefits” and create “nightmare scenarios” for their members.

Today, we learn that the National Treasury Employees Union—the union that includes employees of the Internal Revenue Service—is asking its members to write letters to their Congressmen, stating that they are “very concerned” about legislative efforts requiring IRS and Treasury employees to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges.

“I am a federal employee and one of your constituents,” the letter begins. “I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).”

If Obamacare is good enough for all Americans, it should be good enough for its supporters, unions and all federal employees, especially the IRS employees who will implement the program. If government employees are subject to the same program as the rest of Americans, they will ensure it’s a viable program.