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No more health insurance subsidies for Congress

from by Christian Berry, FCEP

Florida Republican Ron DeSantis (FL-06) to introduce the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act, prohibiting members of Congress and their staffs to receive taxpayer-financed health insurance subsidies, which are not also available to the American people.

Says DeSantis, "Although many members of Congress don't like it, the text of ObamaCare makes members share the same fate as the millions of Americans who will see their employer-based health insurance arrangements upended due to this ill-conceived law." He continues, "It is also patently unfair – and contrary to our founding principles – to grant special relief to members of the governing class while leaving the rest of America to bear the costs."

West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito also plans similar legislation; however, her act would still allow subsidies for staff members and legislative correspondents, who in 2012 earned a median pay of $30,000 to $35,000 respectively. more

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