What’s So Bad About Grassley's Obamacare Amendment?

Far from being a political gimmick, the Grassley amendment may be the Trojan horse that finally kills the tax subsidy for employer-provided health care.

Ezra Klein and Brian Beutler are writing about today's latest mini-outrage: Some Congressional offices are looking for a workaround for the Grassley Amendment to the Affordable Care Act, which states that Congress can't offer its employees health plans that are not on the Obamacare insurance exchanges. Grassley devised the amendment as a "gotcha" during the debate over health reform. It was intended to demonstrate that congressional staff would want to avoid the exchanges; instead, Democrats surprised him by agreeing to make his proposal law.

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