According to one of my favorite media watch dogs, yesterday the Sunday talks shows were pushing the idea members of Congress were exempt from Obamacare (PPACA), they are not as pointed out in this article from the Vancouver Washington Columbian.
Members of Congress to get first taste of health care law | The Columbian
WASHINGTON - If Americans remember anything about the 2010 health care law, it might be the president's refrain that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."
Everyone, that is, except members of Congress and their staff members.
A provision inserted into the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) made an exception: House and Senate members and their congressional staff must give up their federal coverage Dec. 31.
Instead, they're required to enroll in plans sold through the new "health exchanges" in their districts or place of residence.
That September 2009 amendment, offered by Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, sprang from the GOP's attempts to derail health care reform. Grassley argued politicians should live with their own law, which he opposed. The amendment survived when Democrats pushed the legislation through six months later without a single Republican vote.
Now members of Congress will join the earliest initiates to the ACA.