HEALTH HYPOCRISY? Reid exempts staff from ObamaCare exchanges
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is allowing some staffers to keep their health insurance instead of making them buy it through an ObamaCare exchange, although he was one of the strongest Capitol Hill supporters of the 2010 law.

The Nevada Democrat is exercising his discretion under the president's signature law to designate which staffers can keep their federal insurance plan and which must now purchase a policy through the District of Columbia's health-care exchange.

However, he purportedly is the only top congressional leader to exercise that option, which resulted in sharp criticism Wednesday from Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, perhaps the staunchest ObamaCare opponent on the Hill.

"Sen. Reid's decision to exempt his staff is the clearest example yet of ObamaCare's failures and Washington hypocrisy," he said. "His staff worked to pass it and continue to promote it, now they don't want to be part of it because it's a disaster."


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