Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Sauce for the Gander

I was quite pleased by this proposal from a Republican, and disgusted that the Democrats didn't support it:

A Prescription for the Goose…
Senator Tom Coburn is a physician who until recently still went home to Oklahoma to deliver babies. He believes Congress should weigh the dangers of a nationalized health system much more seriously than it has. In the tradition of someone using a 2x4 to win the attention of a mule, yesterday he successfully pressed the Senate Health Committee to approve his idea of requiring Members of Congress themselves to enroll in whatever "public plan" is passed to compete with private insurance companies.

I have long thought that if politicians had to face the same terrible insurance challenges as ordinary people, we might have a working health care system by now. I'm sure they'll kill this provision, but while it lasts, maybe it will get them thinking in a positive direction.
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