Watchdog Organization Taking Congress To Task Over Obamacare Exemptions
Mom-and-pop-business owners nationwide are miffed the more than 12,000 congressional staffers and their dependents are able to receive Obamacare subsidies under Congress’ “small business” exemption – and those at Judicial Watch are refusing to roll over on the issue.
Reports The Daily Caller:
A conservative non-profit watchdog group is challenging what it views as the fraudulent registration of Congress as a small business in the District of Columbia’s Obamacare health insurance exchange.
Being considered a small business makes it possible for the exchange to give D.C. tax dollars to Congress to help pay for health insurance under Obamacare for members of Congress and their staff.
Judicial Watch announced its action with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Monday in challenging the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange’s use of local tax dollars in an effort designed to allow more than 12,000 members of Congress, staffers and their dependents to participate in the Small Business Exchange.
Congress must be held accountable for passing Obamacare and then refusing to play by the same rules as everyone else.