Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Introduces Bill to Eliminate Healthcare Exemption for Members of Congress

April 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally (AZ-02) today introduced a measure that would prevent Members of Congress from exempting themselves from the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

“In America, lawmakers are not above the law. Members of Congress should be treated no differently than other Americans struggling to afford healthcare,” said Rep. McSally. “Representatives should have to abide by the very same options for coverage as their constituents, and anything short of that is simply hypocrisy. Congress must live by the rules it creates.”

To comply with procedural requirements, Rep. McSally’s simple, two-page bill would repeal the section exempting members of Congress and congressional staff from these waivers if American Health Care Act becomes law. Rep. McSally has worked closely with Republican leadership who committed that this bill will be voted on in conjunction with the AHCA.

To view the full text of the bill, CLICK here.