IRS Employees on Obamacare: “Not For Me, Thanks”

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2013 – IRS employees aren’t big fans of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—at least, not as far as it concerns their own healthcare plans. The National Treasury Employees Union is asking its members to oppose legislation introduced by Congressman Dave Camp that would force employees to use the ACA’s insurance exchanges instead of their current Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Matt Patterson, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, issued the following statement:

“It’s good for thee but not for me: that’s the message now coming labor unions, who, in spite of being some of the biggest supporters of the president’s health care legislation, are now bemoaning its ill effects on their own insurance and are asking to be exempted from the law.

Absolutely outrageous—the IRS union, whose members will be the main enforcers of Obamacare, should be forced to live with its provisions, just like the rest of us.”