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Capitol Hill Staffers Worry Over Health Coverage, Survey Finds

A report released by the Congressional Management Foundation concluded that there is significant concern among congressional aides since the health law moved them off of their traditional federal coverage.  

The Washington Post: Survey: Strong Concern About Health Coverage Among Congressional Staffers
The vast majority of congressional staff directors think their employees are worried about their health benefits after a GOP amendment to the Affordable Care Act forced them off their normal federal-worker plans, according to a survey released Monday (Hicks, 1/13).

Politico: Survey: Obamacare Worries Hill Aides
A vast majority of top congressional aides say in a new survey that they are concerned about the effects of Obamacare on their staff, ticking off worries about changes to their benefits, higher costs and whether they’ll have access to local health care providers. Ninety percent of staffers surveyed for a report released Monday by the Congressional Management Foundation said they are concerned about benefit changes under the health care law, while 86 percent are anxious about the financial hit and 79 percent cited worries to access (Kim, 1/13).

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