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Editorial correction

October 9, 2013
The Journal

The Journal's editorial of Friday (Not for Congress) was in error when it said that a Republican budget proposal on Sept. 30 would have eliminated government health insurance for Congress, lawmakers' staffs, White House appointees and other federal employees. What the Republicans proposed, and what Senate Democrats rejected, was a ban on the federal government giving subsidies to Congressional members and staff to help them buy insurance in the Obamacare exchanges.

The gist of the editorial, that Congress should bear the same financial burden as the rest of the country when it comes to Obamacare, stands.



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