If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Kay Hagan (D) recently announced that she will forgo the premium assistance and buy a plan on the federal exchange available to North Carolinians.
"As an elected official representing North Carolina, it's important that I have the same health care experience and plan options as North Carolinians, which is why I am signing up for health care through the North Carolina exchange," she said. "I will continue efforts to hold insurance companies accountable and make this work better for North Carolinians so they can access the website to get the care they deserve and get the answers they deserve on why this site was not ready to roll from day one."
Hagan, who is running for re-election in 2014, is under assault from the GOP for her support of Obamacare. A poll taken in November by left-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Hagan essentially tied with her Republican challengers.
Sen. Richard Burr (R) will purchase a health plan on the D.C. exchange, spokesman Robert Reid said last week.
Rep. Walter Jones (R) is still studying the various plans available, according to spokeswoman Sarah Howard.
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) will buy health insurance on the D.C. exchange, "as recommended by the Office of Personnel and Management for all Capitol Hill employees," wrote Dean Mitchell, McIntyre's chief of staff. "He voted against Obamacare when it was first proposed and has voted over 40 times to repeal this law which is not good for Eastern North Carolina."
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