Republicans hammered Democrats for allegedly seeking to carve themselves out of a requirement in the healthcare law.

Democratic leaders said Thursday they’re not seeking an exemption from a central requirement of ObamaCare — that members of Congress and their staff purchase healthcare coverage through insurance exchanges.

Republicans spent the day hammering Democrats for allegedly seeking to carve themselves out of a requirement in the healthcare law.

But Democratic leaders said they have not sought an exemption — and would not support one if it were proposed.

“Nobody is exempting anybody from anything,” one Democratic aide said.

The healthcare law requires lawmakers and congressional staff to buy their healthcare coverage through the newly created insurance exchanges.

Democrats have raised questions about the mechanics of that requirement, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) both said Thursday they do not believe the mandate should be lifted.

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