Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today proposed an amendment to the American Health Care Act that would eliminate taxpayer subsidies for members of Congress that were engineered by an administrative rule but not authorized by the law. DeSantis has been leading the charge to end these illegal ObamaCare subsidies since 2013.
DeSantis issued the following statement:
“Due to an administrative work-a-round of dubious legality, members of Congress receive generous taxpayers subsidies for health insurance obtained in the D.C. small business exchange, which is supposed to be limited to businesses with fewer than 50 employees. This arrangement has shielded members from the burdens of ObamaCare. The American Health Care Act does not disturb this special deal and it is high time that members live under the law as written. My amendment will rescind the questionable OPM rule from 2013 and make Congress live under the same system as everyone else.”