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Author Topic: Coburn, Vitter want to force Congress into public health plan  (Read 973 times)
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« on: December 04, 2009, 12:36:22 PM »

that only seems fair.  the public option will be health insurance for the lowest common denominator.  200 million people's coverage
will decrease so the 40 million (or whatever the number is) uninsureds and underinshureds will be covered at all.  but everyone will
have the same crappy coverage.  and that's the whole point;  the dems don't care about the uninsureds as such, what ticks them
off is that some people have better coverage than others. 

next up:  public option wage and salaries.

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Coburn, Vitter want to force Congress into public health plan

Two of the Senate’s most ardent opponents of a public health program, Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and David Vitter (R-La.), are preparing an amendment to force members of Congress into any plan that is passed.

As the Senate formally takes up the healthcare reform bill this month, Coburn and Vitter are drafting legislation that mimics a resolution Vitter unsuccessfully offered in August that would have required lawmakers to join any public option plan.

The current amendment would go further — not only barring members of Congress from exempting themselves from a public plan, but actually forcing them into it. Vitter is also considering proposing banning physician services currently available to legislators at the Capitol as well as special privileges they are allowed at military hospitals. Specifically, members of Congress receive taxpayer-subsidized medical care at Bethesda Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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