Under intense grilling from two Republican Representatives, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed that it would be “illegal” for her to get insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges. Her claim is that, since she is eligible for insurance through her federal employer, she cannot opt-out of that insurance to sign on to ObamaCare. As CNN points out, that is simply false:
Sebelius is actually legally allowed to get insurance over the exchange but she would have to forego the employer contribution to her premiums.
In the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, that employer contribution accounts for a majority of her premiums. In order to get a private health insurance plan through Obamacare, Sebelius would have to pass up what surely amounts to more than $10,000 in annual compensation.
It is not unreasonable to request that the architect of the ObamaCare exchange submit herself to her own creation.
Are we supposed to believe that the creator of ObamaCare is unaware of the fact that she could join the rest of us in these exchanges, if she wanted to? And if she is not aware, is that not worse?
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