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Old 16 September 2013, 08:06 PM
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Typical deliberately misleading headline.

Congress is not, nor are they trying to be, "exempt" from Obamacare. The issue is that a standard benefit the federal government affords its employees (just like many other employers do) is subsidizing their health insurance premiums. Congress simply wants those subsidies to continue for them when they are forced out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.

It's amusing that when Congress initially wasn't eligible to purchase insurance through the exchanges created by the ACA, critics charged that Congress was "exempt" from Obamacare. Now that members of Congress are required to buy insurance through those exchanges, the same critics are still claiming Congress is "exempt" from Obamacare.
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