March 10, 2010

The survey of civilian federal employees in the Washington DC metro area shows that these employees are overwhelmingly satisfied with their current benefits program overall and similarly satisfied with their prescription drug benefits in particular.

These results suggest that members of Congress intent on changing the benefits package are searching for a solution to a problem that does not exist. During testimony on the participation of pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, on Capitol Hill, Representative Stephen Lynch stated that Congress should “blow up” the current system, “get rid of it, and move on to a different system.” But when asked if they agree or disagree with that statement, these federal employees disagree by an overwhelming 84 to 10 percent margin.

Read about other key findings.