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Congressman Andy Biggs’ Statement on Obamacare Premium Subsidies for Congress

August 1, 2017
Press Release

Gilbert, Arizona – Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement in response to President Trump’s weekend tweets about Congressional subsidies for Obamacare premiums:

“All too often, Congress exempts itself from laws it imposes on the American people. After Democrats passed Obamacare in the dead of night, multiple loopholes were exploited so that Members of Congress did not have to feel the real economic pain of everyday Americans when paying for their health care premiums.

“I previously promised my constituents that I would fight to close these loopholes to ensure that Congress abides by the laws that we pass for our constituents. I also refuse the standard government subsidy for my health care premium, paying 100% of my health care out of my own pocket. Though I have never wanted Obamacare, nor does a day go by when I do not fight against Obamacare, I will not take a subsidy that is not afforded to my constituents.

“President Trump is right: the subsidies must be eliminated to incentivize Members of Congress to keep their promise and repeal Obamacare. Only then, will the American people – and their Representatives – see a return to affordable health care premiums”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife Cindy in Gilbert.

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