WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAU) -- There will be a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, but this suit is in opposition to special treatment for members of Congress and their staff members.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says Washington should not pass laws or grant special privileges for the people in Congress, while expecting the rest of America to follow the letter of the law. “Congress has definitely been carved out with special treatment as it relates to the fact that, now they’ve lost their coverage, as many millions of Americans are losing their coverage, members of Congress and their staff are the only people in America whose employer can actually contribute into paying for health care that they get out of the exchanges. Every other American, it was only going to call for the subsidy based on income. I think that’s wrong. That’s special treatment. That’s Congress not living with the same laws or by the same laws that they pass.”
There has been talk of creating a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives. That hasn’t happened yet, but Johnson believes they can make a legal challenge to the special Obamacare treatment. “I issued a comment to the Office of Personnel Management rejecting that ruling. I was actually joined by six of my staff members, and we are working with some law firms now to actually form the complaint, and we’re probably a couple of weeks away from filing it.”
Senator Johnson will also continue working to repeal Obamacare.