U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and David Vitter, of Louisiana, said Tuesday they will introduce legislation next month that would require all members of Congress, the President, Vice President and his administration to purchase their health insurance on the ObamaCare Exchange.
And that would be without the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
In a media release, Sen. Enzi said “if ObamaCare [the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] is good enough for the American people, it should be good enough for Congress, the President and Vice President and other policy makers in Washington.”
He continued: “I've said from the beginning that this law would not work and we see that proof daily with the endless exemptions, delays and subsidies being authorized by the President.”
Enzi said it would reverse and clarify the recent decision by the Office of Personnel and Management on ObamaCare, which he said gives discretion to individual offices when it comes to exempting any of their staff from the provision.
The legislation would also prohibit congressional staff from receiving any contribution greater than what they would receive if they were not employed by a congressional office. To read the legislation for yourself, click on the attachment below.