Obama Looking For A Way To Exempt Hill Staffers From Obamacare

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Unions have been given waivers. Big companies are getting a year long reprieve from mandates. And now President Obama says he’s going to go to bat for Capitol Hill staffers who don’t want any part of Obamacare. As usual, the individuals who will be forced into the Obamacare exchanges are on their own.

President Barack Obama privately told Democratic senators Wednesday he is now personally involved in resolving a heated dispute over how Obamacare treats Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers, according to senators in the meeting.

The president’s commitment was delivered at the beginning of Obama’s remarks to Senate Democrats during a closed-door session.

At issue is whether Obama’s health care law allows the federal government to continue to pay part of the health insurance premiums for members of Congress and thousands of Hill aides when they are nudged onto health exchanges. (Read More)