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From the WCCO Reality Check series:

For an average monthly premium of about $308, members of Congress get a pretty good bang for the buck.


Lawmakers get some perks beyond regular insurance coverage, too. For an annual fee of about $500, they are entitled to health services at a fully staffed clinic on-site at the Capitol and they can check in for medical care at military hospitals, too.


Meanwhile, the president's health care reform bill would give consumers some, but not all, of the same benefits as members of Congress and their families get.

Congressional leaders said on Thursday that they don't expect any vote soon.