22 results for tag: exemption


Obamacare’s number 1 success: ‘Sucking vast sums of money from the private sector’

For the past 7 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on our health care system, leaving Americans with fewer health care choices and higher insurance premiums. Thanks to Obamacare Repeal Traitors in the Senate Republican Conference, Obamacare will continue to cause problems for Americans and for the delivery of health care in our country until the law is finally repealed. Until then, it is important to remind Americans just how bad Obamacare is for the country.  Linda Gorman, the director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, wrote a new piece for The Hill, showing what Obamacare does excel at: taking money out of the private ...

Sen. Johnson says everyday Americans feel the pinch of Obamacare more than lawmakers

For the past seven years, members of Congress have been out of touch with constituents and have carelessly lived above the law in regards to Obamacare. Under President Obama, Congress was directed to consider itself a “small business” in order to exempt its members and their staffs from the hardships Obamacare has placed on the American people. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) says this special treatment needs to be undone if lawmakers are ever going to unite behind healthcare repeal. The Washington Times has the details: Given members’ $174,000 annual salary, the $12,000 is serious, he said, but nowhere near the pain constituents making just $50,000 ...

Moderates Stand in the Way of ObamaCare Repeal, Time for President Trump to End the Congressional Exemption

Washington, D.C. -- Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the failure of the Senate to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill. "The Senate’s failure last night to advance a bill that will eventually repeal ObamaCare is a failure only for this week. What last night’s vote proved is that Republican moderates are the ones standing in the way of ObamaCare repeal. Conservatives in both the House and the Senate are willing to accept a bill that is less than perfect to advance their goals, while moderates are not. "It is time to 'crush' the moderates and 'punch them in the nose.' Senate Leadership ...

Senator: Congress’ Obamacare exemption undermines ‘confidence in government’

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairman David Vitter (R-La.) is asking President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen how it is that Members of Congress and Congressional Staff are able to qualify for a subsidized small-business health-insurance program that requires a business have 50 or fewer employees when Congress clearly has more than 50 employees. The Daily Caller has the story: In a letter written to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen Wednesday, the Louisiana Republican said it appears Congress is “misrepresenting itself to either DC Health Link or the IRS” and questioned whether the contradi...

Grassroots efforts are making a difference on the Congressional Exemption

Sign Our Petition To Stop Congressional Exemptions From Obamacare! Last night on Fox News, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker promised to end Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare. Walker said ending the exemption for Congress will “light a fire” under lawmakers and give them reason to fully repeal President Obama’s failed government takeover of Americans’ health care. Governor Walker was interviewed by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream on the topic: BREAM: Alright, you have talked about baseline repealing Obamacare, that is agenda item number one. It’s been attempted many times on Capitol Hill, but you say as President Walker you would ...

Watchdog Organization Taking Congress To Task Over Obamacare Exemptions

Sign Our Petition To Stop Congressional Exemptions From Obamacare! 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 ...

#WheresMyExemption?

One of the most glaring inequities in the so-called Affordable Care Act is that members of Congress and their staff are benefiting from a special designation that makes them exempt from the full effects of the Obamacare law. Congress actually claimed to be a small business so they can continue to receive subsidies under Obamacare that makes the law less expensive for senators, representatives and their staff. “You know what my pet peeve is? When Congress passes a bill that they don’t even have to live under!” conservative-libertarian vlogger Julie Borowski says in her latest video published in partnership with Tea Party Patriots in an effort ...

Jenny Beth Martin in The DC: Our best chance to repeal Obamacare

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin has new op-ed up at The Daily Caller about the best way to repeal Obamacare now – before it can do any more damage. As Martin notes, it’s been five long years since Obamacare became law and then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi quipped that “We have to pass [Obamacare] to find out what’s in it.” Well, we’re finding out – and the country wants none of it. Writes Martin: Millions of Americans have lost their insurance because of Obamacare, and tens of millions have seen their premiums rise – perverse consequences of a bill the Democrats promised would provide universal, affordable health care covera...

Tea Partiers Rally Nationwide to Demand the End of Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

Atlanta, Ga. – Tomorrow at Noon, Tea Party Patriots across the country will converge upon their Senators' and Representatives' local offices to demand that they abide by the laws they force on the American people. Under Section 1312 (D) of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Members of Congress and their staff can no longer obtain health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). They also lost a generous FEHBP subsidy ($5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for the family plan). But, rather than lose the benefit as they originally wrote into law, Congress has re-classified itself as a “small business” – an absurd ...

Epic Obamacare Exemption Flip-Flops

There are many things to dislike about Obamacare. The list - such as skyrocketing insurance premiums, IRS penalties, and the job-destroying on small businesses - is bad enough. But outrageously, Congress has taken the additional step of exempting themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Congress knew how bad a health care law written by insurance lobbyists would be, and they decided to not abide by that same law they force us to live under. President Obama hoped we wouldn’t notice how he illegally authorized the Office of Budget and management (OPM) to treat Congressional offices on the hill as if they were a small business. That allowed them to ...