In open-ended anonymous responses, many said their health care costs and deductibles were increasing dramatically for 2014. One predicted the negative impact on family budgets would force older, more experienced staff to leave the office, adding, “I don’t expect to see this in the first six months of the year, but perhaps late in 2014 and in 2015.”
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.