Friday, July 10, 2009

Congressman Fleming on Healthcare: If you vote for it, you must use it

Congressman John Fleming (R-La) says that any member of congress who votes for a government run healthcare plan should have to enroll in it.
"Under the current draft of the Democrat healthcare legislation, members of Congress are curiously exempt from the government-run health care option, keeping their existing health plans and services on Capitol Hill. If Members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way. Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating, and I challenge the American people to demand this from their representatives."
He has a petition on his website. Sign up here if you believe any member of Congress who votes for a government run health care plan should be forced to participate in the plan themselves?


  1. Doesn't surprise me that a clause like that is in ther. What surprised me was someone found it. Maybe part of the reason they are hurriedly pushing it through. There should to be a law that says everyone who votes on a bill has read and understands it. I bet this don't show up on the nightly news networks.

  2. It should be mandatory that all members of both houses and political appointees be enrolled in this health program. I also believe believe that their retirement and medical benefits should be the sam as members of the military who risk their lives daily and not just their reputations. They could then at least look like public servants.


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