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Cheney to Enzi Reject Special ObamaCare Rules For Congress

Amy Richards\TSM

Republican Senate Candidate Liz Cheney called on Senator Mike Enzi and other elected officials to renounce special treatment that they will receive under ObamaCare.

Cheney said when Congress passed ObamaCare, it was with the promise that members of Congress and their staffs would get health insurance through ObamaCare exchanges, just like members of the general public. Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration announced last week that, instead of moving into the exchanges under the rules all other Americans have to follow, our elected representatives and their staffs will receive special taxpayer-funded subsidies to do so. Cheney said the subsidies will amount to approximately $5000 per person and $11,000 per family.

Cheney said the “hypocrisy is stunning,but all too typical of how Congress works.” Members cut special deals for themselves so they don’t feel the pain their laws inflict on the general public. Cheney said the ultimate goal ought to be to overturn ObamaCare.
Liz Cheney is calling on Sen. Mike Enzi to renounce federal assistance for congressmen and their staff to buy health insurance under health-care reform. Cheney has barely mentioned Enzi by name since announcing last month she’s running against him in the Republican primary a year from now.On Tuesday, she called proposed premium subsidies for Congress hypocritical.The 2010 health-care reform law requires congressmen and their staff to drop their federal health insurance. Instead, they would participate in health insurance marketplaces like those who would become insured under the new law. last week, the agency overseeing the federal employee health plan proposed to continue reimbursing 75 percent of the premiums paid by congressmen and their staff. An Enzi spokesman says Enzi opposes the measure and seeks to repeal health-care reform.

 

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