The federal government's Office of Personnel Management has completed its ruling that allows congressmen and their staffs to continue receiving government subsidies for their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
The congressional workers still will have to buy their health insurance in Obamacare's exchanges, as the law stipulates.
But the White House decided the subsidies should continue after congressmen complained about losing them.
Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana and Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida, both Republicans, have failed to get amendments attached to government spending bills that would reverse OPM's decision and eliminate the subsidies, The Hill reports
OPM decided Monday that congressional workers will buy their coverage through the Washington, D.C., exchange for small businesses rather than the exchange for individuals.
Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is worried about what kind of coverage he'll be able to get. "I have to go on the exchange in October, and I can’t even get questions answered about what it’s going to mean for my wife’s ability to continue to see her doctors as she continues her fight, her 14-year fight, to make sure colon cancer doesn’t come back," he said, according to The Hill.
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