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IRS Chief: We Would Rather Have Our Current Plan Than Obamacare

At a Ways and Means committee hearing this morning about Obamacare implementation, acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel said that he would rather stay on his current health-care plan than the one provided under the law his agency will oversee. Werfel was responding to a question about why the IRS employees union had asked for an exemption from the law.

“For a federal employee, I think it is more likely — and I can speak for myself — I prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m pleased with rather than go through a change if I don’t need to go through that change,” he told Texas Republican congressman Sam Johnson. He expected that most IRS employees would agree with his assessment.

Overall, Werfel said that people who are satisfied with their current coverage are “probably in a better position to stick with that coverage.”

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