Rubio Enrolls in Obamacare and Accepts Federal Subsidy

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Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 12:19 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, one of Obamacare's fiercest critics, has not only enrolled in the federal healthcare program but has also opted to take the generous employer subsidy offered to congressional lawmakers and staff.

"Senator Rubio spent time looking at all the options and decided to enroll through the D.C. exchange for coverage for him and his family," spokeswoman Brooke Sammon told The Tampa Bay Times.

The subsidy, which many Republicans wanted to scrap, will pay up to 75 percent of monthly premiums. Some lawmakers who have already enrolled in Obamacare have chosen not to take the taxpayer-funded subsidy.

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According to The Washington Post, at least two senators enrolled in DC Health Link have chosen to waive the employer contribution and at least 11 senators joining their state-run exchanges are waiving the benefit as well.

Rubio's office defended the Republican's decision saying, "Senator Rubio is following the law, even though he opposes it."

In September, Rubio joined tea party colleagues in a 22-hour filibuster of the budget bill in an attempt to force a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The strategy created a rift in the Republican Party and a backlash after the government was forced into shutdown because of the opposition to Obamacare.

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