Rep. Brian Babin of Texas said his “SCOTUScare Act” would require that all of the nine Supreme Court justices and their employees MUST join in with millions of Americans by enrolling in ObamaCare.
“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals (THE VOTE WAS 6-3) understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he stated. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for Obamacare.”
The potential legislation would mandate that the federal government could only provide the Supreme Court with healthcare via ObamaCare exchanges.
“By eliminating their exemption from Obamacare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with,” he remarked, according to The Hill.
This bill came after the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling that upheld federal subsidies in Obamacare that are provided by the government to offset the cost of purchasing health insurance on federally run exchanges, despite the clear language of the bill stating that such subsidies were to be provided only to Americans who purchased coverage through state exchanges.
Justice Scalia accused Chief Justice Roberts of rewriting the law twice in 2012 and again in this latest ruling simply to protect Obamacare from legal destruction.
“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” Scalia fumed in his dissent, referring to the many times Roberts has intervened to save the Affordable Care Act.
Scalia concluded that the “discouraging truth (is) that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
“You’ve now got a supreme court that is out of control, that making up laws as it goes,” says Jindal. “If the court is not going to follow the constitution, why don’t we save some money and get rid of the Supreme Court? What is the point of having a supreme court if it’s not going to follow the Constitution?”
He’s definitely the first candidate of either party that has made such a recommendation.
Earlier in the day, he released a statement on his campaign website:
“The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states’ rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that.
This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision. This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode our right to religious liberty.
The government should not force those who have sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage to participate in these ceremonies. That would be a clear violation of America’s long held commitment to religious liberty as protected in the First Amendment.
I will never stop fighting for religious liberty and I hope our leaders in D.C. join me.”
According to current polling, Jindal ranks last among the top 15 GOP hopefuls.