The Corner

House Staffers Warned Not to Enroll in Exchanges

Even with the subsidies, members of Congress and their staff will still have to get their health insurance through the exchange markets, which is prompting all kinds of confusion on Capitol Hill.

In an ominous sign today, all House staffers received an email from the chief administrative officer of the House, Dan Strodel, warning them not to enroll in the exchanges.

“This is a reminder that while the health care exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be open for enrollment on October 1st, Members and staff are advised that they should not enroll until further guidance and clarification is provided,” the e-mail says.

A request for more information about why this warning was issued has not been returned.  

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