Rep. Sanford Co-Sponsors ‘SCOTUScare’ Bill

     (CN) – Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is co-sponsoring a bill to force the justices and their employees to enroll in the program.
     Called the “SCOTUScare Act of 2015,” the bill was introduced by Rep. Brian Babin, a Republican from Texas.
     The name “SCOTUScare” was coined by Justice Antonin Scalia is his blistering dissent from the Affordable Care Act ruling, a dissent in which he was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Alluding to the “Obamacare” nickname for the Affordable Care Act, the dissent angrily suggests “we should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
     The bill would require the Supreme Court and its employees to give up their Federal Employee Health Plan and enroll in a plan under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act.
     “This means that the Supreme Court would have to submit to the same treatment under the Affordable Care Act as is required of Congress and staff, not to mention the rest of America,” Sanford told his constituents through Facebook on Wednesday.
     “By cosponsoring this Act, my hope is that the Supreme Court will fully understand the cost of their decision for the country,” the congressman continued. “It only seems fair that people in Washington should also have to live with the decisions they make for the rest of the country.”

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