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CATHOLIC.org: That was close! Congress ALMOST had to pay for their own healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) | August 8, 2013 – In a ruling issued Wednesday, lawmakers and their staffs will continue to receive a generous federal subsidy that helps to pay for their healthcare. Although Obamacare compels lawmakers and their staffs to buy insurance through the same exchanges as other Americans, the law did not clearly state they could also continue to receive the generous federal subsidy for healthcare.

Enter the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the program. That office ruled on Wednesday that lawmakers and their staffs could continue to receive government subsidies for their healthcare.

Although they must now buy health insurance through the same exchanges as other Americans, they will not face the steep cost increases confronting many Americans. The subsidies will cover 75 percent of their costs.

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Source: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=51996

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