The Hill: Cruz and Vitter to Target Congressional Health Care

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

The Hill writes about a congressional attempt to apply ObamaCare to  lawmakers and their staff:

“Sen. David Vitter’s crusade against congressional health care benefits will continue this week, this time with help from a presidential hopeful.

The Lousisiana Republican is expected to introduce “No Exemptions” legislation to combat the employer contribution for lawmakers, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is expected to copy the language and try to insert it as an amendment into the highway funding bill the Senate is set to consider this week.

Cruz and Vitter have vigorously opposed the government contribution to congressional health care under the Affordable Care Act, calling it a “Washington exemption.” Lawmakers and their staffs were able to maintain that contribution as the result of a 2013 Office of Personnel Management ruling that House and Senate employees could participate in the D.C. Small Business Health Option Program, rather than enroll on the individual exchanges.”

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