Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A new health care provision

I'd like to propose a short addition to the health care bill (It's already over a thousand pages--what difference would a short paragraph)?

I'd like to propose that a specific provision be added that would make it a violation of federal law for any health care provider to provide preferential treatment to any U.S. Representative or Senator and their immediate families. I further propose that the bill make it a violation of federal law for any U.S. Representative or Senator to knowingly receive such preferential treatment. Violation of said law to be punishable by up to one year in prison.

With Congress about to pass a bill that would arguably lead to rationing of health care, especially to older people--it would be nice to know that our Senators and Representatives personally have to live with anything they sign.

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