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October 16 2017

IN PICTURES: The Outrageous Unfairness of Congress' Special Exemption from the Affordable Care Act

by Staff

Why should Americans suffer when Congress doesn't? Congress -- and their staff -- is essentially unaffected by the high costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges because of a special exemption. Could this be the reason they haven't moved faster on relacing the ACA with something that benefits all Americans? Check out the gross unfairness this special exemption represents in the following graphics: 

 
 
 
 
If President Trump is sincere about wanting a serious effort at repeal and reform of health care, he must tell Congress that he will be ending their special exemption, and that the ACA will apply to Congress and all their staff the same as it does to all other Americans on the exchanges, as the law intended. 
 
 
 
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