As you know, the House voted last week — for the 33rd time — to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 6079). The vote was 244 to 185.
But I just found out today that there was a failed amendment to this bill. This amendment would have terminated taxpayer-funded health coverage for all representatives who voted to repeal Obamacare
. They would have been discharged from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
The amendment was defeated 248 to 180.
In other words, 248 of our “representatives” have no problem whatsoever with a “Government Takeover!” of their OWN health care. They love that “free stuff” — they just don’t want their constituents to get any.
Labels: amendment to HR 6079, Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, HR 6079