Cry me a river. Perhaps they were in a little too much of a hurry to pass the bill so they could find out what’s in it. The “hurry to pass the bill” issue is also addressed at the link.
The bottom line is the law dictates that the politicians and their staff must purchase through their state exchanges but there is no mechanism for them to be reimbursed as they are now.
Well Congress, you’re not the only people with this problem. Just wait until you hear from families tha are affected by the “family glitch”. You can learn more about the Obamacare family glitch here and here.