Congressmen and Citizens Should Have Insurance Equality

Christine Nyholm's picture

Now that health care reform looks like it is becoming a reality, the next question of many peoples minds is what level of health care they can expect from the government subsidized plans. Another question is whether congressmen and senators will arrange substandard care for the citizens while they are covered by generous healthcare plans, paid for by the taxpayers of the United States.

Members of Congress may be more selective if they are forced to have the same insurance plan that they are planning for citizens. There is a movement afoot for an amendment to require congressmen and senators to carry the same health coverage as is provided for under the plan they deem 'good enough' for the U.S. Citizens.

Keep in mind that the Federal Health Care Coverage is supported by the taxpayers of the United States. Should politicians be covered with better health insurance than the citizens they purportedly represent?

Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they are forcing on American people. Under proposed legislation they are exempt. Congressmen Fleming is encouraging people to go to this website and sign his petition.

A proposed amendment to health care reform, which is on Congressman Fleming's website, opens with the statement:
' Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, federal government run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option.'

Citizens who are interested in justice for all citizens and politician are encouraged to make their voices heard byfilling out the short questionnaire on the Congressman John Fleming website.

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