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Bill Would Force Supreme Court to Enroll in Obamacare

Please, God, make this happen.

From The Hill:

A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges.

“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said.

“That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said.

Babin’s potential legislation would only let the federal government provide healthcare to the Supreme Court and its staff via ObamaCare exchanges.

“By eliminating their exemption from ObamaCare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with,” he added.

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13 Responses to Bill Would Force Supreme Court to Enroll in Obamacare

  1. While I believe our government overlords should be forced to eat their own dogfood, this idea from a congressman in stunningly hypocritical given that Congress itself broke the letter of the ACA law and declared itself a small business in order to secure employees subsidies for their own healthcare.

    Sen Grassley’s intent in the Senate draft (which became the law of the land due to reconciliation and “deemed as passed” etc shenanigans) was clearly to force Senators to eat the same dogfood they proposed to foist on the public.

    The fact that Congress sidestepped the full impact of the law as written, struck a sweet cronyism deal for themselves and is taking approx $10k each in illegal benefits shows their stunning hypocrisy

    I say make SCOTUS and Congress function as people in the individual market. Most of us lost our plans due to SCObamacare, and have been forced into narrower networks at higher costs. Let the people who theoretically manage the checks and balances see how checkered and unbalanced SCObamacare is and things will change. Until then, they’re just the pigs in Animal Farm… a little more equal than the rest of us..

    • “Until then, they’re just the pigs in Animal Farm… a little more equal than the rest of us..”

      That is exactly who they are and everybody knows it. I posted a piece of polling data from Gallup yesterday which show the citizenry has an 10 percent confidence rating of the US Congress.

      Or, put another way, 90 percent of the population doesn’t trust the Congress–no confidence they will do the right thing. Gallup notes that this is the lowest confidence rating in history. I would call that a crisis in government, yet they just go on prancing down the lane like everything is hunky dory. Our government is broken, all three branches.
      http://www.gallup.com/poll/163052/americans-confidence-congress-falls-lowest-record.aspx

      • I have more confidence in Congress now than I do the reasoning powers of the Supreme Court. Did they not know those “confusing” words were put in the ACA deliberately to punish the states–and it is not good enough to say oh, well, we have the law now and people have acted under it. This is just a good enough world…meaning mediocre.

  2. Shouldn’t this bill cover include all members of Congress, the White House and every federal organization that exists??? I’ve never understood why it’s not good enough for “them” if it is for everyone?!