Skin in the Game: Members of Congress Will Be Covered By “Obamacare”

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You’re hearing it over and over again: If this new health insurance system is so great, why aren’t members of Congress enrolling themselves, their staffs and their families in it? Jonathan Cohn points to the legislative language that shows they are :


(i) REQUIREMENT- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are–

(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or

(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act)