NALC: Tell your senators not to take away health care from millions of working people

6/25/17 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Better Care Reconciliation Act last week, following seven years of promising the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) and after weeks of negotiations following the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), a bill that the […]

NALC statement on Trump, GOP failure to repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on Friday. The GOP leadership’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—was expected to lose handily in the House. Polls showed that only […]

Will Postal Workers still be forced into Medicare if GOP succeeds in gutting program?

NALC: The industry has coalesced around the idea of full Medicare integration for health plans that cover postal employees and postal annuitants in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP)—that is implementing a requirement that postal annuitants enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they reach age 65, and requiring FEHBP plans covering postal […]

OPM final rule on Temporary Feds Health Care benefits excludes USPS non-career employees

The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to modify eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified as full-time employees. This regulation will allow newly eligible Federal employees to enroll no later than January 2015. This […]

Editorial: Do-nothing Congress takes a breather

With Memorial Day approaching, Congress is preparing to take a break from the unyielding demands of doing nothing. The Senate will be out next week. The House will take its breather the following week. In lieu of legislating, this Congress specializes in posturing. In the Republican-controlled House, endless votes to repeal Obamacare have given way […]

OIG recommended USPS cut ties with contractor hired to fix Obamacare website

Accenture, the contractor hired to fix ongoing problems with the federal health exchange website, has been heavily criticized by some of its largest clients, including federal agencies, according to a published report. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s Office recommended this past June that the agency consider terminating more than […]

Editorial: Privatizing public services costs taxpayers more money

Over the years there has been a lot of discussions, white papers…etc on why the USPS should be privatized. However, the people pushing for privatization of USPS  has failed to mention the high cost to taxpayers. As Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) aptly put it:  “We have spent a lot of time in Congress talking about […]

Fresno Mail Carrier Fired For Throwing Away Mail About Obamacare

KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) – A Fresno mail carrier has been fired for throwing away mail. The United States Postal Service says the mailman admitted he threw away letters about “Obamacare.” People who live at a Central Fresno apartment complex snapped pictures of the inside of […]