Congressmen and their aides exempt themselves from Obamacare costs

Congressmen and their staffs have been agitating for months about contributions by the government to their insurance plans. Obamacare requirements would prevent the government from subsidizing  premiums for most Hill workers and congress claims it would add thousands of dollars to their health insurance bill every year, leading to a "brain drain" of staff. They needn't have worried. Politico: The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week. Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution. The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck...(Read Full Post)