Senator sues over Congress' health coverage

January 6, 2014 by Henry C. Jackson

Sen. Ron Johnson is suing to stop the government from paying most of the medical insurance premiums for members of Congress and their aides now required to obtain coverage through the new health care law's state exchanges.

The Wisconsin Republican filed a suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis., challenging a September ruling by the Office of Personnel Management. The agency ruled that lawmakers and their staffs should continue getting covering 75 percent of their premium costs after leaving the for federal workers.

Johnson says the lawsuit is about ensuring that Congress receives no special treatment under President Barack Obama's overhaul. The exchanges were set up for people who don't get health coverage through employers.

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freethinking
not rated yet Jan 06, 2014
Make every elected person who voted for or worked for those that voted for Obamacare and their families to live under it for the rest of their lives. We should also force anyone who voted for Obama the second time and their families to live under Obamacare for the rest of their lives.

The United States should punish idiots.

For all you who voted for Obama to get Obamacare, thanks a lot. My premiums went up tremendously and my coverage went down. If you voted for Obamacare and you work for a company that provides healthcare.... just wait till the end of this year...... Unless you work for a government privileged company, you too will find you will lose your insurance and your doctors.

And for those that voted for Obama to get healthcare.... stupid is as stupid is..... did you get any yet? If you did, do you realize it covers next to nothing?

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