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    $700/person/month subsidy from the taxpayers for the health care insurance coverage they receive.  

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:01:42 AM PDT

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      congresscritters:

      http://www.factcheck.org/...

      Like other large employers, the government pays a large share of the cost of coverage. On average, the government pays 72 percent of the premiums for its workers, up to a maximum of 75 percent depending on the policy chosen. For example, the popular Blue Cross and Blue Shield standard fee-for-service family plan carries a total premium of $1,120.47 per month, of which the beneficiary pays $356.59. Washington, D.C.-based employees who prefer an HMO option might choose the Kaiser standard family plan. It carries a total premium of $629.46 per month, of which the employee pays only $157.36.

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      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:34:43 AM PDT

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