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GOP lawmaker: Trump should cancel health insurance subsidies for Congress

GOP lawmaker: Trump should cancel health insurance subsidies for Congress | 01 Aug 2017 | One House Republican thinks President Trump should follow through on his threat to cancel some of lawmakers' health benefits if Congress doesn't send a healthcare bill to his desk. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that eliminating what amounts to an employer contribution to pay for health insurance used by lawmakers and their staff would help serve as a motivation to fulfill the GOP's campaign pledge to repeal the 2010 law. Under a Republican amendment to the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress must obtain insurance through the law's exchanges...The Obama administration developed a rule allowing lawmakers and staff to receive a government subsidy to buy insurance on the D.C. exchange, in an effort to resemble a typical employer contribution.