Members of Congress Have Obamacare, but They Don’t Have the Website Trouble

Lawmakers and staffers signing up for health coverage get access to in-person assistance and other backdoor alternatives.

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Clara Ritger
Nov. 20, 2013, 6:41 a.m.

Con­gress and Cap­it­ol Hill em­ploy­ees en­ter­ing the Wash­ing­ton, D.C., ex­changes are hav­ing a much nicer time sign­ing up for Obama­care than their con­stitu­ents, The New York Times re­ports.

Hill of­fices are home to in-per­son help ses­sions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of­fers a spe­cial help hot­line for mem­bers of Con­gress only. 

While Con­gress was re­quired to pur­chase Af­ford­able Care Act in­sur­ance so that they would have the con­stitu­ent ex­per­i­ence, their “gold” plans are much nicer than the cov­er­age in which most Amer­ic­ans will en­roll.


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