It’s a Halloween wrap-up for the CNSNews.com Best of The Week.
Does it seem there’s only a ghost of a presence at some government offices?
A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Healthcare.gov website - during the times that it's working- has been scaring many people with sticker shock over costs. Some argue the high prices are due to the coverage that’s mandated by the government.
During a House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on the Obamacare website, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was questioned about single men having to have maternity coverage.
When asked, “has a man ever delivered a baby?” Sebelius replied, “I don’t think so.” Scary.
It could be described as terrifying that a man making $174,000 would have to have nine dependent children to qualify for the same taxpayer-funded subsidy that members of Congress receive for health insurance in the Obamacare exchanges.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) says “it’s not right” to accept the government subsidies being made available to lawmakers and that he is refusing to take his.
In a statement that is certainly shocking, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified before the House Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday that the Obamacare enrollment system is “working.”
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