FEHBP Letter to President Obama


1/21/2009: This month, NTEU joined with a number of organizations in the FAIR coalition in sending a letter to President Obama expressing the position that future White House initiatives to reform the nation’s health care should not unintentionally jeopardize the integrity of FEHBP. The FAIR coalition is comprised of a number of organizations that represent current and retired federal employees and postal workers. Click HERE to review a copy of the letter. It essentially makes the following points which NTEU has supported for some time:

  • Opposition to opening up FEHBP without strict firewalls to protect the risk pool;
  • Direct negotiations on drug pricing by OPM;
  • Retirees’ pre-tax contributions towards health premiums; and
  • Requiring OPM to apply for the Medicare subsidy to save enrollee costs.