(Snippets from the frontline)
Congress doesn’t go on Medicare
With all the recent headline hubbub concerning creation of a new healthcare law, the public must realize Congresspeople don’t go on Medicare at the age of 65. They have their own health plan with premiums and deductibles subsidized by the American people, and they choose their doctors and don’t fear denial from pre-existing conditions.
Despite all their rhetoric and chest-pounding, Congress has no vested interest. True democracy though should dictate: Those who make the laws must live under those laws.
If they still feel privileged and want to continue to receive free healthcare, mandate Congresspeople go to a VA hospital or clinic. To the benefit of our veterans, the VA system might then improve.
Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.