HEALTH: Rep proposes same for gov't! - Plz support!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Finally, some good news to act on!!

    Congressman John Fleming (a Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

    On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan.

    Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple).

    It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!

    Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!

    GO TO:

    Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

    If Congress forces this on the American people,
    Congress should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

    To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy! Please pass this on!!

    [This Message was Edited on 02/28/2010]
  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I went further and wrote to my congressman, Paul Broun MD. He has a 4-way test, which this definitely meets (see letter below). It will be itneresting to see what he has to say, as he is a doctor himself.

    Dear Congressman Broun

    Congressman John Fleming has introduced, in his words:
    ".. an Amendment to the Pelosi health care bill that will automatically enroll all Members of Congress and all Senators in the public option.... House Resolution 615"

    I would sincerely suggest you support and vote for this resolution, as our fellow American citizen.

    It most definitely meets your "4-way test' as it is:

    -Necessary (so that all Americans are accorded equal rights),
    and most definitely it IS


  3. quanked

    quanked Member

    i signed in support of Flemings amendment.
  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    hope some of you are signing your support...