Taxpayer Suit Against DC HBX’s Acceptance of Congressional Members & Staff

The attached federal lawsuit was filed earlier this month against the DC HBX. The attached link provides the Judicial Watch press release on the suit. The plaintiff, Mr. Vining, is a DC resident and local taxpayer.

The policy implications of this suit, assuming it is successful, are two-fold:

1.) There are roughly 12,000 congressional members and staffers who have joined the DC SHOP exchange – representing the vast majority of total SHOP enrollees, now totaling about 14,400 members.

2.) Given the demographic characteristics typical of congressional staffers, their experience adds meaningfully younger (and therefore healthier) risks to the DC HBX, thereby facilitating a healthier overall SHOP risk pool.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Kevin Wrege, Esq.

Founder & President

Pulse Issues & Advocacy LLC

Office: 202-625-1787

Mobile: 202-253-4929

4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW, #150

Washington, DC 20016

Vining-v-DC-Health-Benefit-Exchange-Complaint re Congress on DC Exchange.pdf


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