Two Republican senators have announced their plan for legislation that would require that all members of Congress, the president, vice president and all political appointees in the administration to purchase their health insurance from the “Obamacare” exchanges without taxpayer subsidies.
Republican Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and David Vitter of Louisiana are looking to reverse a September decision by the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) that would allow government officials and staff to keep generous taxpayer-funded contributions.
My prediction is a lack of support from their fellow Senators for undoing their Obamacare exemptions, which is truly unfortunate. Our Congressional “nobility” and their minions are receiving subsidies regardless of their income. Everyone else who is required to buy coverage has to qualify for a subsidy based on their income.