GOP looks to end subsidy for congressional health plans


Pete Kasperowicz
thehill.com
January 13, 2014

Three House Republicans have proposed legislation that would end federal subsidies to members of Congress who are now forced to buy health insurance under ObamaCare.

Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) proposed the No Special Treatment for Members of Congress Act, H.R. 3853, along with Reps. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) and Steve Southerland (R-Fla.).

The bill is a response to what many Republicans say is an “exemption” under ObamaCare for members. Thanks to a Republican amendment to the 2010 law, ObamaCare requires members and their staffs to buy insurance under a new health insurance exchange — last year, the Obama administration ruled that it must be bought on the Washington DC exchange.

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