(CNSNews.com) – Dozens of members of Congress 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.”