Saturday, January 05, 2008

Speaking of politics

I read this in a Reader's Digest magazine I found at the airport:

"Like all federal workers, members of Congress (and their dependents) are eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program..... For less than $1,000 a year, they and their Senate colleagues can also drop by the office of the Capitol’s physician, where a $2 million-per-year staff of nearly 20 doctors, nurses and technicians is at their service. For major operations, they’ve got access to top-notch government facilities like Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had his heart bypass surgery a few years ago. "

Unless congress gets to live like the rest of us, we'll probably never see health care reform in the US.

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