House Dems Press GOP To Abandon Their Federal Health Benefits

The whole article, including the letter to Senator McConnell and Representative Boehner, is at TPMDC. Here’s a clip:
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House Democrats are exploiting an embarrassing moment for the GOP earlier this week to highlight the hypocrisy of Republicans’ relentless opposition to health care reform.

Four members — Joe Crowley (NY), Linda Sanchez (CA), Donna Edwards (MD), and Tim Ryan (OH) — are rounding up signatures for a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker-to-be John Boehner, encouraging them to press their members to refuse their federal health benefits based on the same principles underlying their opposition to health care reform.

“It begs the question: how many members of the Republican conference will be forgoing the employer-subsidized FEHBP coverage and experiencing what so many Americans find themselves forced to face? If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk.”


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Posted on November 19, 2010, in budget, campaign, Congress, Economics, Finance, Health Care, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, Taxes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. More of this from the Democrats please. Also, if you want to let the Republican Congressman elect who started this whole thing by being incredulous that he had to wait 28 days to get his federally subsidized health insurance, give him a call and respectfully explain to him the realities of health care in America. Talking points and his contact info are here –

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