Rep. Gingrey seeks to reverse ruling on ObamaCare for lawmakers

The healthcare law required lawmakers and many of their aides to buy coverage through the exchanges. It did not specify whether the federal government could continue to cover part of the costs of insurance, as almost all large employers do for their employees.

OPM ruled recently that the federal government could continue to contribute to the healthcare plans of lawmakers and aides.

Several Republicans — including Gingrey — have criticized the determination, saying staff and lawmakers should have to pay for their healthcare costs out of pocket.

Low-income staffers could be eligible for separate subsidies, but that assistance would not be as generous as the help the government provides to its employees.