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4/23/2014 (2 years ago)

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White House attempt to 'rewrite the Affordable Care Act on a wholesale basis' alarming

Appalled by the Obama administration's attempt to "rewrite the Affordable Care Act on a wholesale basis," some members of Congress are calling the White House on the carpet for their "stunning disregard for the law."

'Well, a lot of people did not like that, so they got the administration to essentially grant unlawful subsidies,' Representative Ron DeSantis told Fox News. 'And so we have tried to challenge that legislatively.'

"Well, a lot of people did not like that, so they got the administration to essentially grant unlawful subsidies," Representative Ron DeSantis told Fox News. "And so we have tried to challenge that legislatively."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/23/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Obamacare, Congress, Representative Ron DeSantis


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Affordable Care Act requires congressional employees to sign up for health care through the government-run exchanges. By the same token, the law does not provide subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.

"Well, a lot of people did not like that, so they got the administration to essentially grant unlawful subsidies," Representative Ron DeSantis told Fox News. "And so we have tried to challenge that legislatively."

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A lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson is now being asked to be dismissed by the government in federal court. Dozens of Republicans lawmakers in a legal brief filed this week, urged the court not to do that.

"And I think the point is, is we have been complaining about executive overreach in all of these different instances, as we should be," DeSantis said. 

"And, look, whatever law you pass, you have got to live under the same terms of it. There are a lot of provisions of Obamacare that harm some of my constituency, but they are not allowed to just go get a bailout from the administration like the members of Congress and the staff did in this situation."

DeSantis said he and other lawmakers can pay their staffs more money to make up for the lack of tax-preferred health care subsidies and that only members of Congress will be negatively affected if Johnson's lawsuit is successful.

"I'm not opposed to there being employment contributions for people's health care," DeSantis said. "I just think it has got to actually be in the statute, and you can't just go making this stuff up willy-nilly."

DeSantis expressed his disagreement with President Obama's comment that the debate surrounding Obamacare is over.

"Well, I think that is wishful thinking on his part." He noted that many of Obamacare's "most damaging provisions," including the employer mandate, were suspended until after the 2014 midterm election.

"You're going to see more people being moved to 29 hours. You're going to see businesses not want to go above 50 employees, because of the negative effects that Obamacare will impose upon them, and that is going to create an even bigger drag on our economy," DeSantis says.

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