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healthcare is not for You

October2

The indefatigueable Paul Sunstone is at it again with his recent post: At The Crossroads.

There, he raises the question:

“I wonder whether — once this health care issue has run its course, and we either have meaningful reform or we don’t — will we discover the government of the United States is still “of the people, by the people, and for the people”?”

So… Visiting that topic, and building off my own earlier post: executive inequity, I’ve offered my own mounting line-of-thought…

I’m not certain pending Healthcare reform strategies are “…for the People”.

Members of the House and Senate have access to benefits (and pay) that far exceed anything their constituents can comprehend, if not ever hope to realize for themselves.

I’ll offer something of an example here. But, truely, it likely requires more in-depth examination. So, consider this naught but fuel for the fire Paul has initiated here…

Why won’t Congress enroll in government healthcare?

Our countrymen might not be asking that question, yet. But, I feel we need to raise it.

The question has been on the minds of some Americans, but Obama-led Democrats aren’t giving answers. Instead, they (actually the majority of Congress) are exempting themselves from their own healthcare reform.

The Affordable Health Choices Act drafted by (now deceased but not forgotten) Senator Edward Kennedy’s staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee pushes says a fairly recent Wall Street Journal report:

“Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight, HMO-style controls.”

Go take a peek of the outline. Do it! Page 114 of the Act specifically exempts members of Congress from the public plan while the Bill mandates that all other Americans enroll in “qualified” health plans and submit proof of enrollment to the government.”

Diane Sawyer recently found herself on the air earlier this week with a story about the exclusive clinic in the basement of the Congressional building itself. Members of the House and their dependent have 24/7 access to best-of-class medical care that ranges from pharmacies to out-patient surgery for $503.00 dollars a year.

The implications of this are staggering.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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