Repealing Health Law Would Mean More Benefits for Members of Congress (Video)

July 16, 2012 | By
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Republican Members of Congress denying that they voted to protect taxpayer funded health care benefits for themselves, while repealing critical patient protections for the middle class and doing nothing to create jobs.

Before last week’s repeal vote, The Hill newspaper found that repealing the Affordable Care Act would “let members of Congress keep their government-subsidized insurance coverage after they retire — a benefit they lost under the health law.

A Republican amendment to the Affordable Care Act — kicked members of Congress and their aides out of the healthcare program for federal employees. Instead, lawmakers and staff have to get coverage through the insurance exchanges created by the healthcare law. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who championed that provision, said it ensures that lawmakers live under the same rules as their constituents.


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