The Senate Health Committee recently voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Congresspersons and senators, their families and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Under proposed legislation, they are curiously exempt.
This amendment has been introduced by Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana, a physician. If you would like to sign [U.S.] Sen. Fleming's petition, you can do so at http://fleming.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=55. If Congress forces a government-run health plan on the American people, then Congress should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves, their families and staffs. To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy!
— Jerry Edwards