Silly Legislative Tricks
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.
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.
So, the basic goal would be to take away their current insurance and make them buy insurance on the exchanges? It isn’t as if there are special “ObamaCare” policies (indeed, the so-called public option was not successfully passed by the Congress).
Of course, given that he opposes the PPACA wouldn’t the analogous treatment for Babin be to have his insurance taken away and then replaced with nothing? Would that not, likewise, force Babin to understand what some Americans have been forced to live with?
Regardless of what one thinks of the law, it is weird to cast those who now have access to health insurance as the victims. This is especially odd in the context of today’s SCOTUS ruling as it preserves subsidies for poorer Americans, so again, they are victims how?