After watching the Supreme Court engage in judicial activism to save Obamacare for the second time, House Republican Brian Babin (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would force justices and their staff to enroll in the health care plans that they’ve decided to force upon the American people.
It’s a stroke of genius. After all, if you’re going to rule in favor of something that effects every American–whether it be through health care plans, loss of doctors, costs, or job losses–then the justices should have to get a taste of it as well.
Via The Hill:
A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in Obamacare.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges.
“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said.
“That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for Obamacare,” Babin said.
The term ‘SCOTUScare’ is a direct shot at the Supreme Court using Justice Anthony Scalia’s, who wrote the dissenting opinion in the recent case, own words.
Scalia wrote that his colleagues had tried so hard to find ways to uphold Obamacare that they “rewrite(s) the law” to the point where “we should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
Babin is looking for other sponsors for his SCOTUScare Act, which will be difficult to find considering Republicans in the House tend to talk tough about Obamacare, then take little action.
Comment – What do you think of this Congressman’s legislation to force the Supreme Court to enroll in Obamacare, a law they’ve tried desperately to uphold for the President?