Rubio, Who Touts Efforts Against Obamacare, Uses Law’s Congressional Option For Insurance
Members of Congress and their staffs get a subsidy to purchase insurance through the health law's marketplace because Republicans pressured Congress to pass a law requiring members to be insured under the law. That effort eliminated the employer contribution for a plan that they received before. In other news, Sen. Marco Rubio's provision to kill risk corridors prompts debate.
Obamacare Foe Marco Rubio Insured Under Affordable Care Act
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boasts of being the only Republican presidential candidate to have dealt a blow to Obamacare — but he's also insured under the law. Rubio's campaign confirmed to NBC News that the GOP presidential candidate and his family remain insured under the law, through the D.C. exchange. He first signed up in 2013, at which point spokeswoman Brooke Sammon told the Tampa Bay Times that Rubio "spent time looking at all the options and decided to enroll through the D.C. exchange for coverage for him and his family." (Jaffe, 12/10)
Rubio's Provision To Kill Obamacare Risk Corridors Stirs Debate
The Affordable Care Act promised participating insurance companies and cooperatives payments in the first three years if they lost too much money. Thanks to a provision successfully pushed last year by Senator Marco Rubio, insurers are only getting about 13 cents for every dollar they say they are owed. (Edson, 12/10)