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Fact Checking the White House: Congressmen Did Opt Out of Public Option
Posted By Gerrit Lansing On September 5, 2009 @ 11:31 am In Health Care | 13 Comments
Contrary to the White House’s video, member of Congress in the House Ways and Means Committee already have exempted themselves from a government-run health plan with the defeat of an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) . The amendment, which would have required members of Congress to enroll in the newly created public health insurance plan, failed with 21 Democrats voting no. Here’s the truth behind the entirely private coverage options offered to Congress and government employees through the successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program .
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URLs in this post:
 amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV): http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/heller-2.pdf
 successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed111308c.cfm
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