There are a lot of perks to being a foreign diplomat in the U.S. — including being eligible for taxpayer subsidies for Obamacare coverage, according to two House committees.
Foreign diplomats working in the U.S. are eligible to purchase exchange coverage and to receive taxpayer premium subsidies for it, according to the House Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means committees.
Congressional investigators came across the news the usual way — while looking into the arrest of 25 Russian diplomats last December who were attempting to illegally obtain Medicaid benefits.
While communicating with the Foreign Affairs committee about the Medicaid fraud issue, the Department of Health and Human Services said that foreign diplomats with 'A' or 'G' visas, as well as their families, are eligible to enroll in an Obamacare exchange and to receive subsidies. Some diplomats are also eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, for kids of low-income families. more at url