With only two months left before ObamaCare takes effect, House and Senate members and staffers are scrambling to come up with some way of opting out of the mandatory insurance coverage in ObamaCare. They are currently covered by the Federal Employees Health Plan which pays for all their medical care. But Republicans put an amendment into the ObamaCare bill requiring that all members and Congressional staff enroll in the insurance exchanges for their coverage.
That means that Senators, Congressmen, and staff will have to pay the premiums themselves (about $5,000 for an individual and $15,000 for a family). They would be eligible for subsidies but only if they make less than $80,000 (most make more) and only after they pay 10% of their total income for health insurance.
And they are squawking about having to follow the same rules the rest of us will have to follow because of the bill they passed!
Already many Congressional staffers get their student loans paid as part of the perks of the job.
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