Boehner secretly defended Obamacare exemption for the political class

I’m shocked, shocked, that Boehner would do this. Via Business Insider:

On the House floor Monday night, House Speaker John Boehner urged his House colleagues to pass amendments to a bill that would keep the government funded and avert a shutdown.

The amendments, he said, were necessary changes to Obamacare, including one that gets rid of what he called an “exemption” for members of Congress and their staff.

“Get rid of the exemption for Members of Congress,” Boehner said. “It’s a matter of fairness for all Americans.”

But new, leaked emails paint a different picture of how Boehner fought privately to maintain certain health insurance subsidies for federal employees under the Affordable Care Act.

The emails were first reported by Politico, which detailed how Boehner worked with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) to preserve these subsidies that have become a source of controversy in Congress over the past few months.



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