By Frank Lewis
November 8, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
If you think members of Congress should abide by the same rules as you do and should be subjected to the same programs dictated for your life, U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) is on your side, and he and his staff will be entering the health insurance exchanges implemented under President Obama’s health care law beginning in January of 2014.
As written, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, requires all members of Congress and any “official” staff to receive health insurance coverage through the Obamacare exchanges.
“Congress must live by the laws it writes, and cannot expect to be treated differently from everyday Americans,” Wenstrup said. “I’m disappointed that President Obama and his staff refuse to join the health care exchanges that he forced upon millions of Americans. If it’s good enough for Congress and the American people, why isn’t it good enough for the President?”
Wenstrup said a month into the law’s implementation, Ohioans seeking coverage are still unable to use the federal website to obtain coverage. Wenstrup, a physician of 26 years, says he “remains committed to replacing Obamacare” and shrinking the federal government’s role in health care while replacing it with health care reforms that allow consumers to keep their insurance plans and doctors.
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