Coverage For Congress Won’t Be Affected If Supreme Court Rules Against Subsidies
In that scenario, the 15,000 congressional staffers, lawmakers and dependents who get insurance through D.C.'s small-business exchange would still receive government contributions to help pay premiums, while some of their constituents lose their subsidies. Meanwhile, a conservative coalition continues to target what they call an "exemption" for Congress from the health law.
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INSIDE WASHINGTON: No Fallout For Congressional Health Plan
If the Supreme Court rules the way most Republicans want in the latest health overhaul case, GOP lawmakers who now have insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's law may wind up with some explaining to do. Members of Congress, staffers and dependents actually get their health insurance under a little-known provision of "Obamacare." But if the Supreme Court strikes down government health care subsidies for millions of people in more than 30 states, legal and benefits experts say coverage for lawmakers from those states won't be affected. (5/13)
Conservative Groups Renew Pressure On 'ObamaCare Exemption'
A coalition of conservative groups want to make sure Congressional Republicans don't let up on the fight to eliminate what they call D.C.’s exemption from ObamaCare. Heritage Action for America and Club for Growth are among a half-dozen groups that have joined a campaign called the “No D.C. Exemption,” according to a release shared first with The Hill. The effort is spearheaded by the right-leaning organization, the U.S. Health Freedom Caucus. (Ferris, 5/13)