Thursday, August 04, 2016

From the Mailbag: Rules for Thee, Not for Me

Reader Brian J offers some interesting insights into the double standard between those who toil in government and ourselves:

On a related topic about this failure of taxpayer-subsidized health insurance (i.e., Obamacare), I’m surprised that no one has brought up the fact that everyone in the U.S. who is employed by the federal government – from the President, Congress, Supreme Court, and all-related branches, all the way down to the local federal civil-service worker – has affordable taxpayer-subsidized health insurance;  everyone who is employed by State governments, County governments, local governments, defense contractors, anyone retired from any of those afore-mentioned levels of government/contractors, and every company (that offers health insurance) doing any type of work for any level of government, all have taxpayer-subsidized health insurance.  (Not to mention tens of millions of more people covered under Medicare, Medicaid, etc.)

With all these employers/entities – with their grand total of many scores of millions of covered employees – providing affordable taxpayer-subsidized health insurance, how is the individual person/small business owner to seek out -- in what’s left of our so-called “free market” -- affordable health insurance coverage on his/her own?

How, indeed?

Thanks, Brian!
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