The Hill: GOP bill hits alleged ObamaCare exemption talks

By Elise Viebeck – 04/26/13 03:57 PM ET

Republicans introduced a bill Friday in response to allegations that top congressional officials are seeking to exempt Capitol Hill from ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. 
The measure from Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) would require that all federal employees — including the president, vice president and Cabinet members — purchase coverage through the marketplaces. 

“If the ObamaCare exchanges are good enough for the hardworking Americans and small businesses the law claims to help, then they should be good enough for the president, vice president, Congress, and federal employees,” Camp spokeswoman Sarah Swinehart said in a statement.  

 “While the majority of Americans oppose this law, we can all agree that it is only fair that our elected officials follow the same rules as everyone else,” she said. 

Republicans spent Thursday hammering Democrats after Politico reported that top leaders were engaged in talks to exempt themselves and their staffs from using the exchanges as mandated by law. 

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