Dozens of Republicans are asking a court to rule on the Obama administration’s attempt to “rewrite the Affordable Care Act on a wholesale basis.”
They say the Office of Personnel Management, which is part of the Executive Branch, showed a “stunning disregard for the law” when it restored taxpayer-funded health care subsidies for members of Congress and their staffers.
The Affordable Care Act requires congressional employees to sign up for health care through the government-run exchanges, but the law does not provide subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.
“Well, a lot of people did not like that, so they got the administration to essentially grant unlawful subsidies,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) told Fox News on Tuesday. “And so we have tried to challenge that legislatively.”
The government is now asking a federal court to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). But dozens of Republicans, in a legal brief filed Tuesday, urged the court not to do that.
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