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SCOTUScare: House Bill to Put Justices on Obamacare

SCOTUScare: House Bill to Put Justices on Obamacare

“They will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with”

Following the surreal decision of the Supreme Court regarding ObamaCare subsidies, Texas Representative Brian Babin (R) wants to ensure that the justices take full advantage of the law they just contorted in order to save it.  Picking up Justice Scalia’s comment that the decision effectively turns ObamaCare into SCOTUScare, Babin has introduced a bill that requires Supreme Court justices to sign up for ObamaCare.

Watch:

From Babin’s website:

U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today after introducing the SCOTUScare Act (H.R. 2905), which finally eliminates their exemption and requires all U.S. Supreme Court Justices and their employees to sign up for Obamacare:

“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.  That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for Obamacare.  By eliminating their exemption from Obamacare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with!”

You can read the full text of the SCOTUScare Act via Babin’s site.

It’s bad enough that the nation’s law makers have made themselves and their staff exempt from ObamaCare.  Congress would make much better law—possibly even read bills before voting on them—if the laws actually applied to them.

Perhaps SCOTUS would make better rulings if they, too, had to live with the results.

The Hill reports:

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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Comments

Henry Hawkins | June 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Congress exempted themselves, but want to end SC exemption? The hypocrisy is appalling.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Except we know that this is just for show. Boehner would never allow part of the Nomenklatura to be under the same strictures as the peasants.

inspectorudy | June 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Except for Alito, kagan, soto and roberts all the rest are on Medicare which means that they will not be on obamacare. It would hit their staffs which would be just fine but even the lousy members of Congress do not abide by their own horrible law. BTW, no capitals for a$$holes.

They should eliminate the exemption for Congress too.

    Paul in reply to Exiliado. | June 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    The idea that ANY federal government employee is not forced to eat this shit pie that they’ve forced down all of our throats makes me see red.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Paul. | June 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Let’s make this happen! All Government critters must use Obama-Care or face lifetime imprisonment in North Korea!

Never trust a chef who refuses to eat his own cooking.

The majority of Obamacare cheerleaders will never be forced to comply on their own with the ACA because their employers are doing it on their behalf. If everyone had to navigate the exchanges, there would be a huge outcry and the sheer volume of non-compliance would kill the law.

Impeachment of Justices by majority vote would be the best health care.

Great idea but most likely just more of the usual grandstanding we are becoming used to.

Obamacare is awesome. Higher costs and legal triage. Everyone in the pool, Justices.

That said, are the progressive costs principle or compensatory? It seems that the value of Obamacare is in the latter role. As well as to promote or rather compensate to secure a stable environment. Too bad it could not be a state-level experiment. So that we could test it to know if it’s viable before we abort this unwanted clump of laws and policies.

More empty grandstanding. It is in fact an unconstitutional proposal.

Article III, Section 1: no reduction of compensation during a judge’s service. Benefits count as compensation.

They could apply it to future judges only, not sitting ones.

    FreedomLovingMan in reply to Estragon. | June 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    It should be done so that the people with whom the justices most frequently interact, their staff etc., will theoretically have the same challenges with their health insurance that everyone not exempted from the law have. The same should be done for the entire federal government including congress of course. If they are able to protect themselves and theirs from the consequences of laws which they pass to govern the lives of everyone else, what more might they do?

…but wouldn’t it be pure heaven to see Obama veto the law?!?!

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