Nearly 80% of Americans say that they should be allowed to purchase the same health insurance plan that members of Congress use.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of U.S. voters say every American should be allowed to purchase the same health insurance plan that members of Congress use.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only seven percent (7%) of voters disagree and 15% are not sure.
Unlike many issues related to the contentious debate over so-called health care reform, there is little disagreement on this question across all demographic categories. In its question, Rasmussen Reports did not describe the congressional health plan in any way, merely identifying it as the “health insurance plan that members of Congress use.”
But, Congress disagrees.
The democrats in Congress don’t want the same plan as the American public.
They unanimously rejected in committee the same public plan they are pushing on ordinary Americans.
Mark Tapscott reported at The Examiner:
In this video Robert Moffit points to an amendment offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV, during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting just before the recess began that would have required Members to be covered by the Public Option plan if they approve it for private citizens.
Predictably, however, the Heller amendment was defeated, with all 21 committee Democrats voting against it. That vote is indicative of the reality that any bill requiring Congress to be covered by the same health care as the public has the proverbial snow ball in Hades’ chances of being enacted.
Also, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is pushing legislation that will give ordinary Americans the same health care plan as Congress.
This will likely go over like a lead balloon in the Democratic House, too.