By Bill Baar -
Phil Kadner’s opener on a nasty column in the Sun Times,
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (D-Ill.) should reveal his medical bills.
And my comment….
I'd much rather see JJJr's bills. The Federal Employee Health Program dropped Residential Treatment from most benefit plans in 2011. A change to keep premiums down per the President's promise to keep them low, and also to keep the plans in line for ACA's anticipated benefit package.
Presumably then JJJr paid the Mayo Clinic out of pocket for his extended stay there. If his FEHP plan did pay, it would have required an exception from his Case Manager based on attestations from JJJr's Physician that his condition was severe enough to warrant an exception.
As we get political healthcare, expect more political uses of the healthcare system, and I suspect a political exception may be just below the surface here. If Phil's asking for Politican's bills, I'd say JJJr's bills a good place to start.
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