Exchange now urged to dump House, Senate members
A lawsuit has been filed in Washington demanding a taxpayer-funded Obamacare health exchange dump members of Congress, their staffers and their spouses and dependents from the program.
The action was brought Wednesday by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, because the subsidized District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority is designated for small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.
The complaint, noting Congress employs thousands, charges government officials evaded the restriction by lying on the applications.
The lawsuit cites applications filed with the exchange by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Copies of the applications were obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request. They show the House and Senate claimed to have only 45 employees each.