Sensenbrenner Blasts Ron Johnson's Lawsuit Against Staff Health Care Contributions
A fellow Wisconsinite is criticizing Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's lawsuit against the Obama administration over employee contributions to staff health care.
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Since: Nov 08
#1 Jan 6, 2014
I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress
If the president wants to change the health-care law, he must ask Congress to do it.
Jan. 5, 2014 6:06 p.m. ET
On Monday, Jan. 6, I am filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America. By arranging for me and other members of Congress and their staffs to receive benefits intentionally ruled out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the administration has exceeded its legal authority.
The president and his congressional supporters have also broken their promise to the American people that ObamaCare was going to be so good that they would participate in it just like everyone else. In truth, many members of Congress feel entitled to an exemption from the harsh realities of the law they helped jam down Americans' throats in 2010. Unlike millions of their countrymen who have lost coverage and must now purchase insurance through an exchange, members and their staffs will receive an employer contribution to help pay for their new plans.
It is clear that this special treatment, via a ruling by the president's Office of Personnel Management, was deliberately excluded in the law. During the drafting, debate and passage of ObamaCare, the issue of how the law should affect members of Congress and their staffs was repeatedly addressed. Even a cursory reading of the legislative history clearly shows the intent of Congress was to ensure that members and staff would no longer be eligible for their current coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.
The law states that as of Jan. 1, 2014, the only health-insurance plans that members of Congress and their staffs can be offered by the federal government are plans "created under" ObamaCare or "offered through an Exchange" established under ObamaCare.
#2 Jan 6, 2014
your dammed right, this law that was agreed with by the supreme court cannot be changed after the fact, itis either a law or not a law, the changed thing isnt the same thing, the democrats took a pack of liberal and gay ;left wing college students and hangers on and had them cobble together a nightmare and then the big shot dems let the ins executives rape it over and then had the gaul to try and stick the public with this sorry nightmare of confusion and stupidity.To arrogant and stupid to admit its an imbroglio they plod on to the next spectacle. Not one issue other than gay men getting their medical habits form their sexual habits was addressed.
Since: Nov 08
#3 Jan 6, 2014
Impeach. Vote for impeachment, vote republican.
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