AFP Supports Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit

January 08, 2014

Ron Johnson files lawsuit to end Congress’s special treatment under ObamaCare

Arlington – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots champion for health care freedom, announced its support for the lawsuit filed by Ron Johnson to end Congress’s special treatment under ObamaCare.

Members of Congress and their staff are supposed to live under the requirements of the health care law, according to section 1312(d)(3)(D). However, under President Obama’s direction, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed a rule in August that allows the federal government to continue to pay for part of insurance premiums when members of Congress and their staff enroll in the new health insurance exchanges. This rule gives special treatment to members of Congress and their staff that everyday Americans simply don’t get.

To read more about AFP’s stance on this issue, you can view our blog post in its entirety HERE

Americans for Prosperity applauds Senator Johnson’s efforts to end this special treatment, as past efforts have met widespread opposition in Congress. To help carry this message to Washington, Americans for Prosperity has been running an “Exempt Me Too” project. At JustExempt.me, people can sign an online petition that tells Congress that they want a waiver from the health care law, too. Over 200,000 people have signed AFP’s “Exempt Me Too” petition in the last few months, reflecting widespread dissatisfaction about special treatment for the well-connected. The grassroots are upset, and Congress would be wise to listen.

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