What's wrong with all these Senators and Congressmen who oppose the Health care reform bill.
Anyone who loses his job in the USA also loses the health coverage. It's very scary and extremely stressful. I don't understand what is wrong with all these public representatives who oppose the reforms proposed by Pres.Obama.
In my heart I feel that the people who oppose these reforms must be exposed to these conditions to really know what this is all about.
Finally today, USA Today wrote an OP-ED piece supporting my views. Here is the last paragraph:
Make lawmakers experience the insecurity. Our final proposal has nothing to do with political reality, but everything to do with accountability and fairness. Members of Congress enjoy some of the best health insurance in the nation. It's a job perk, heavily subsidized by taxpayers. In some cases, members with as little as five years in Congress can keep the medical coverage even if they're voted out of office.So while millions of Americans have no insurance or risk losing it if they're laid off, senators and representatives feel none of that fear themselves. We suggest they agree to forgo using taxpayer money to pay for their insurance until they make sure every taxpayer can get covered. That might increase their sense of urgency a bit, and it strikes us as eminently fair.