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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Capitol Hill
Members of Congress had to decide by Thursday which of their staffers would be kicked off their congressional health care plan and forced to buy coverage through the Obamacare exchanges, leading to a mishmash of legal strategies and recriminations on Capitol Hill.
The press has proclaimed that it's the moment of truth for Sen. Ted Cruz — the day of reckoning, the week that will make or break his career. Or words to that effect. Journalists have pulled out the handy dramatic narrative that places the Texas Republican in a high stakes trial by fire as he seeks to defund the Affordable Care Act, while keeping the federal government open for business.
In the basement of the Capitol, behind a heavy, frosted glass door secured by an electronic combination lock, is a 12-foot-by-10-foot room where many of Congress' new mothers go to take care of business.