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David King, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., (No. 14-114)


Ethics Panel Decides Senate’s A Small Business Under Obamacare, Gets Premium Subsidies

From The Daily Caller: “The committee carefully evaluated the allegations in the complaint and, based on all the information before it, the committee concluded that there has been no violation of Senate rules,” a Sept. 21, 2016 letter by Chief Counsel and Staff Director Deborah Sue Mayer said. “Accordingly, the…


D.C. appeals court grapples with Congress’ ‘Obamacare exemption’

D.C. appeals court judges struggled Wednesday to see how a city resident could claim to have been harmed by Congress’s decision to label itself a small business for purposes of Obamacare.


David Vitter holds OPM nominee as part of Obamacare probe

Sen. David Vitter followed through Thursday on his threat to hold up President Obama’s pick to lead the government’s personnel office, saying he still doesn’t understand why Congress was granted small-business status that “exempted” it from Obamacare, even though it employs thousands.


Obama Golfs On Your Dime

Barack Obama – $10 Million Travel Man Healthcare.Gov Fail Barack Obama – $10 Million Travel Man Imagine being able to jet off to golf weekend getaways on a whim. I don’t even golf but of course it would be nice to be able get out of dodge to avoid the…


Judicial Watch: New HHS Documents Reveal Security Concerns, Had No ‘Authorization to Operate’

Lack of ‘ATO’ Was ‘High Risk to Agency’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released over 1,000 pages of new documents that show federal health care officials knew that the Obamacare website, when it launched in 2013, did not have the required “authorization to operate” (ATO) from agency information security…


Vitter Legislation Would End Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

Senator David Vitter, following Judicial Watch’s lead, is still pushing for common sense in the House of Representatives and Senate. He recently introduced legislation that would require the president, vice president, political appointees, and members of Congress to purchase health insurance through the exchanges established by Obamacare. Vitter’s


Complaint: Congressional Staffers Committed Fraud When Applying for Obamacare

Judicial Watch is one of several conservative organizations that have filed a joint complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics challenging Congress’ use of the Small Business Exchange to qualify for taxpayer subsidies for medical insurance. Judicial Watch obtained documents including applications completed by congressional staff which fraudulently


Does Congress write our laws or not?

It seems that the idea of the separation of powers is a foreign concept to many in the federal government. The King v. Burwell debate is an undeniable example.


Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in King v. Burwell

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling today in King v. Burwell, in which it held that the federal government was authorized to provide subsidies for individuals whose states did not establish healthcare exchanges under the terms of…


Vast data warehouse raises privacy concerns

Obamacare is in the news yet again. This time, the warehouse that stores individuals’ private personal and health information for up to 10 years is the subject of interest.


The Obama Presidency – A Cacophony of Corruption

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton counters the narrative by David Brooks that the Obama administration has been “scandal-free.” Clearly, he writes, basic examination of the administration’s actions makes clear that it has been all too familiar with scandal.


Treasury Rule Allows Taxpayer Subsidized Health Insurance For Illegal Immigrants

Apparently passing Obamacare to find out what was in it wasn’t enough. Now the IRS is re-writing the law to allow illegal immigrants to receive healthcare benefits from the law.


Judicial Watch Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Kawa Orthodontics’ Challenge to Obama’s Illegal Employer Mandate Delay

 Alleges Harm from Obama’s Violation of Obamacare Law with Employer Mandate Delay (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on May 14, 2015, it filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Kawa Orthodontics, a Florida business that alleges that the Obama administration’s 2013…


Congress’s Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud

Phil Kerpen writes about Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) efforts to bring transparency and accountability to a scandal very few are talking about — Congress’ efforts to qualify as a “small business” under Obamacare rules and thus avoid some of the law’s drawbacks.


GOP senator wants to subpoena D.C. health care exchange

It was recently discovered that Congress had used the D.C. healthcare exchange to purchase coverage with the help of subsidies reserved for small businesses. Congress employs more than 16,000 people, yet somehow managed to receive the subsidy, and Sen. David Vitter is seeking answers as to why.

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