Legislation to Eliminate Federal Funding for Lawmakers’ Health Benefits

A bill has been proposed that would eliminate federal funding of health care premiums for members of Congress, forcing lawmakers to use the new health insurance exchanges. This proposition, known as the No Obamacare Subsidies for Congress Act, will ensure lawmakers are treated as equals to others in the high-income tax bracket. This legislation will require members of Congress and their families to enter the insurance exchange, removing them from their current, yet lavish federal plan. Congressional staffers will also be subject to the same guidelines but based on income may be eligible to receive federal subsidies.

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