Coalition Urges Trump to End Illegal Obamacare Congressional Exemption
American Commitment is leading a coalition of more than 30 national organizations, representing millions of American taxpayers who are members and supporters, in urging President Donald Trump to end the Obama-era’s illegal Congressional exemption from Obamacare.
In a letter sent to President Trump, the coalition states: “…we urge you to direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to rescind the Obama-era rule (78 Fed. Reg. 60653-01) that allows Congress to masquerade as a small business in order to force taxpayers to pay for their health insurance.”
“It’s absolutely unacceptable that Americans are forced to endure skyrocketing premiums, burdensome taxes, and fewer health care options while members of Congress have falsely certified themselves as a small business to sidestep their own law,” said Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment.
“At the demand of the American people, Obamacare included a provision dropping the previous coverage members of Congress enjoyed, requiring them to go into the Obamacare exchange, and providing no employer contribution. Barack Obama gutted that provision and allowed Congress to go on the small business exchange and force taxpayers to pay their premiums—shielding them from the pain felt by Americans who lack employer coverage that they should be personally feeling. We cannot tolerate this illegal two-tier system. Congress should live under the law they wrote until they repeal it for everyone."
The letter can be viewed below: