If you’re puzzled why ObamaCare is so polarizing, consider how a law that’s ostensibly about fairness — health care for all — can be so unfair.
Favored groups like unions and some businesses have carved out exceptions for themselves, while the average American could see their hours cut or their job eliminated.
Perhaps the most frequently talked about, but also most widely misunderstood, dispensations is the one for Congress and its staff.
Despite the Internet shorthand, Congress is not “exempted” from ObamaCare. Still, Congress is being treated differently than millions of other Americans who stand to lose under ObamaCare.
Currently, congressmen and congressional staff participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, the same as any other federal employee. Since the federal government is technically their employer, the government pays roughly 75% of the cost of their insurance, $5,000-$10,000 per year depending on family size.