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    Congress and Obamacare: Another Escape Hatch for Members and Staff

    If Members of Congress and staff don’t like being enrolled in Obamacare, they can retire. If they qualify as retirees, Members and staff can then continue to get their health insurance coverage in the popular and successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the largest group health insurance program in … More

    New Lawsuit Against Congressional Obamacare Exception Announced

    Senator Ron Johnson (R–WI) announced a lawsuit today challenging the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) illegal special treatment of Members of Congress and their staffs. Heritage laid the groundwork for this hugely important lawsuit. As it became clear that Members of Congress and their staffs would be forced to pay … More

    Senator Reid’s Special Obamacare Staff Exemption

    In case you didn’t think it could get any worse, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is apparently exempting his congressional leadership and committee staff from Obamacare, which specifically provides that “notwithstanding any other provision of law, all Members of Congress and congressional staff shall enroll in a Federal health … More

    Another Obamacare Exception for Congress: Taxpayers Could Pay for Abortion Coverage

    According to the Obama Administration’s latest eleventh-hour purported rulemaking, Members of Congress and their staff will be able to enroll in taxpayer-subsidized health plans that include coverage of elective abortions. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a final rule this week that will allow Members of Congress and their … More

    Administration Disregards the Law and Gives Special Obamacare Deal to Congress

    This morning, the Obama Administration released a proposed rule by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that has the effect of allowing Members of Congress and their staffs to buy health insurance coverage in the new exchanges (as required by Obamacare) and use the large, tax-free subsidy that they receive … More

    Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Politico reported: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under … More

    Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?

    For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as … More

    For Congress, Obamacare Finally Hits Home

    The quotes are certainly ominous: Employees are so worried “thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.” Workers fear being pushed “on to the government health exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.” “The chatter about retiring now, to remain on the current health … More

    The Public Option: Alive and Well in Obamacare

    Thought the “public option” was dead? Think again. Chief among the most dangerous provisions in Obamacare is the creation of government-sponsored national health plans, which are, in effect, another embodiment of the public option. Through its multi-year implementation, the law steadily evolves into a national single-payer health care system. Here’s … More

    Pay Gap Puts Feds on the Defensive

    The Obama administration has been on the defensive about exorbitant federal pay ever since a Heritage Foundation report revealed government workers earn significantly more money than their private-sector counterparts. Now the administration’s personnel office has resorted to attacking the report under the false pretense that Heritage failed to compare the … More