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2:23 PM, Mar 3, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Good news for members of congress and their staffs. There is a benefit to them that is not, astonishingly, available to ordinary citizens. As Pete Kasperowicz at the Hill reports, unlike millions of Americans, they:

… have a way to opt out of ObamaCare — retirement.

Under a rule issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) late last year, members and staff who retire will be able to revert back to health coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). That's the same coverage that thousands of other federal workers can use when they retire.

Only fair. They put in all the hard work to make this thing possible. They should be rewarded.

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