Thursday, November 5, 2009

Coffman Introduces Amendment to Put Congress on Public Option

(WASHINGTON D.C.) —Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
has introduced an amendment to H.R. 3962, the latest version of Speaker
government takeover of health care, to require all Members of
Congress and their dependents, as well as the President of the United States, to
enroll in the “public option” health care program. “You have to question why a
bill filled with 3,425 federal mandates for ordinary Americans does not mandate
Members of Congress to enroll in the public option,” Coffman said. “If
Congress is going to force this on the American people, they should use it
themselves.” During numerous town hall meetings, constituents of Rep. Coffman
called for all Members of Congress to be put on the public option health
plan. Coffman promised to introduce an amendment to any bill including a
public option plan, and this amendment directly reflects that promise. “An
amendment similar to mine was also offered in committee by my Republican
colleagues, but was voted down by Democrats on a party line vote,” Coffman
stated. “It is shameful that Democrats could say this is good for the American
people but not for us.” # # #

Let's see how many vote for the plan now

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