November 13th, 2013
01:59 PM ET
11 months ago

Congress: Who has signed up for Obamacare

This week, members of Congress can begin signing up for the state or federal health care exchanges offered under the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare. Here is an ongoing list, updated daily, of which members of Congress have decided to enroll:

(Click here for the full, printable Senate list)
(Click here for the full, printable House list)

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For the full story, click here: Many in Congress avoiding health care exchanges


Filed under: Congress • Health care
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    CNN, those are Senators in that list, not members of the House of Representatives.

    November 13, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Doug in NYC

    What??? Does this mean that republicant talking points that Congress is exempt were wrong? How can that be?

    November 13, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. ST

    Whether they have signed YES or NO, it doesn't matter at all. Their Approval Rating is only 9%. Just only 9 point to hit ZERO, which means no work done at all. Do these people really deserve to be paid if that is not another way of stealing money (as their salaries), from taxpayers?

    November 13, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Thomas

    True leaders !

    Feed Them Cake

    November 13, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Marco Rubio is undecided ?

    And to think they all have a paid staff to do the enrollment for them .

    November 13, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    (Click here for a full printable list)

    Yeah. Printable. Perfect for handing out to strangers while standing on a street corner, screaming like a lunatic.

    November 13, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. love344

    so the sabotage continues..

    November 13, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. Look in the Mirror

    We are a nation of immigrants that have always despised immigrants

    November 13, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Quite a few SENATORS signing up on the exchange and a whole bunch of "No Response." Who do they think they're kidding? They're going to sign up under the cloak of darkness.

    November 13, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Markey of MA is lying. He's on Medicare, just like Blumenthal of CT.

    November 13, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. just saying

    love344 - so the sabotage continues..
    -–

    the usual lefitst response to their dismal failures.... it is never their fault. the fact that failure was written into obamacare and a president lied to the entire country to get it passed, well that just means nothing, because it is obviously somebody elses fault. because insane leftist scams always work if enough people don't know they are being conned. with obamacare, it is pretty difficult to sneak it by the american people, especially when they are receiving insurance cancellation notices in the mail.

    November 13, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. rs

    just saying

    love344 – so the sabotage continues..
    -–

    "the usual lefitst response to their dismal failures.... it is never their fault. the fact that failure was written into obamacare and a president lied to the entire country to get it passed,..."
    ___________________________
    And what about that lie that Congress was "exempt", eh? The trouble with the Right is that it is either so delusional, or so used to it's lies it can no longer differenciate between their world and the real one. The Right doens't have a solution for anything anymore- it just breaks stuff.

    November 13, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. simplyput

    "All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies."

    Quoted in Richard Garnett's Life of Emerson by John Arbuthhnot.

    November 13, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. tom l

    @rs
    You are too cute. I like how you keep repeating that repubs don't have any ideas when that is just a complete and utter lie. Who do you think you are...President Obama?? Here is what I found with a simple search:

    To lower the costs of health care, the Republican plan:
    • Brings greater fairness to the tax code by extending tax savings to those who
    currently do not have employer-provided insurance but purchase health insurance on
    their own. This provision would provide an “above the line” deduction that is equal
    to the cost of an individual’s or family’s insurance premiums.
    • Provides immediate substantial financial assistance, through new refundable and
    advanceable tax credits, to low- and modest-income Americans.
    • Recognizes that many Americans who have not yet hit retirement age but may be
    changing jobs or have lost a job often face higher health care costs. To help those
    aged 55 to 64, the plan increases support for pre- and early-retirees with low- and
    modest-incomes.
    • Recognizes that one of the largest obstacles for many small businesses when it comes to
    retaining current employees or creating new jobs is the cost of health insurance. The
    plan allows states, small businesses, associations, and other organizations to band
    together and offer health insurance at lower costs.
    • Implements comprehensive medical liability reform that will reduce costly,
    unnecessary defensive medicine practiced by doctors trying to protect themselves
    from overzealous trial lawyers.
    • Provides Medicare and Medicaid with additional authority and resources to stop
    waste, fraud, and abuse that costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year.
    • Creates incentives to save now for future and long-term health care needs by
    improving health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements as well as
    creating new tax benefits to offset the cost of long-term care premiums.
    • Gives financial help to caregivers who provide in-home care for a loved one.

    November 13, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. Borderless

    Who is in a swing district? Same list.

    November 13, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Gurgyl

    Good for USA.

    November 13, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "Who has signed up for Obamacare"

    Answer: Nobody. You don't sign up for Obamacare." You go to the exchange, fill out an application to find out if you're eligible for a subsidy and then you buy private health insurance. There is no "Obamacare" as a separate and discrete product.

    November 13, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. CryBabies

    @Sniffet....We know what they are getting at. But please, exhibit your cerebral capabilities.....as if we have to ask.

    November 13, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. just saying

    Sniffit
    "Who has signed up for Obamacare"
    Answer: Nobody. You don't sign up for Obamacare." You go to the exchange, fill out an application to find out if you're eligible for a subsidy and then you buy private health insurance. There is no "Obamacare" as a separate and discrete product.
    ---

    bwahahahahahahahhaha!!!! trying to rebranded this stinky steamy pile of obama poo poo huh?!!! yeah, nice try. like trying to shovel obamacare against the tide. bwahahhahahahaa

    he said he likes it being called obamacare because yes, he cares. he cared so much he had to lie to everybody to people to accept it. why are you trying to change his signature 'achievement'? you're throwing your hero under the bus their sniffy.

    November 13, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    @tom l

    @rs
    You are too cute. I like how you keep repeating that repubs don't have any ideas when that is just a complete and utter lie. Who do you think you are...President Obama?? Here is what I found with a simple search:

    To lower the costs of health care, the Republican plan:
    • Brings greater fairness to the tax code by extending tax savings to those who
    currently do not have employer-provided insurance but purchase health insurance on
    their own. This provision would provide an “above the line” deduction that is equal
    to the cost of an individual’s or family’s insurance premiums.
    • Provides immediate substantial financial assistance, through new refundable and
    advanceable tax credits, to low- and modest-income Americans.
    • Recognizes that many Americans who have not yet hit retirement age but may be
    changing jobs or have lost a job often face higher health care costs. To help those
    aged 55 to 64, the plan increases support for pre- and early-retirees with low- and
    modest-incomes.
    • Recognizes that one of the largest obstacles for many small businesses when it comes to
    retaining current employees or creating new jobs is the cost of health insurance. The
    plan allows states, small businesses, associations, and other organizations to band
    together and offer health insurance at lower costs.
    • Implements comprehensive medical liability reform that will reduce costly,
    unnecessary defensive medicine practiced by doctors trying to protect themselves
    from overzealous trial lawyers.
    • Provides Medicare and Medicaid with additional authority and resources to stop
    waste, fraud, and abuse that costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year.
    • Creates incentives to save now for future and long-term health care needs by
    improving health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements as well as
    creating new tax benefits to offset the cost of long-term care premiums.
    • Gives financial help to caregivers who provide in-home care for a loved one.
    ******************************
    We've heard all of this before, and there are no specifics in the GOP plan as to how this will improve things. There are only assumptions that do nothing to solve the underlying problem of lowering the market cost of insurance. All you did was regurgitate every margin-nibbling proposal the GOP has put out since McCain put his comprehensive plan out in 2008. All you did was cut and paste a set of goals, not the means to achieve it. Why did you bother, or are you so in the tank that you cannot get out?

    November 13, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. tom l

    @CryBabies

    @Sniffet....We know what they are getting at. But please, exhibit your cerebral capabilities.....as if we have to ask."

    That's pretty awesome.

    November 13, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "bwahahahahahahahhaha!!!! trying to rebranded this stinky steamy pile of obama poo poo huh?!!!"

    Nope, just correcting misleading language, thanks. The MSM has a great talent for adopting shorthand that implies all sorts of incorrect things.

    November 13, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Here is what I found with a simple search:"

    What a lovely list of vague, unspecific ideological platitudes that lack the details, legislative framework, organizational structure or proposed implementation systems that would qualify them as a plan. Kudos on your research. It's like the difference between saying the following:

    "I'm going to get in my car, drive to the corner, take a right, then drive for .3 miles and take a left at the first light, drive .4 miles and park in the Stop & Shop parking lot, get out of my car, enter the store, etc etc etc....then return home with my 5 bags of groceries, unpack them in the kitchen and begin putting them away in their designated places."

    versus saying

    "I'm going to implement my roadway freedoms in order to obtain a high level of food stock."

    November 13, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. CryBabies

    @tom I....Listening to his/her ramblings for a couple years......likes to see himself/herself talk.....Yawn.

    November 13, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  25. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Republicans want their junk policies, and will cry the minute they need insurance to pay for their operation. I am sure the RWNJs will always be the something for nothing crowd. We have witnessed GOP stupidity for over 30 years, and it isn't pretty.

    November 13, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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