"As soon as members of Congress are sworn in, they may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). The program offers an assortment of health plans from which to choose, including fee-for-service, point-of-service, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). In addition, Congress members can also insure their spouses and their dependents.
Not only does Congress get to choose from a wide range of plans, but there’s no waiting period. Unlike many Americans who must struggle against precondition clauses or are even denied coverage because of those preconditions, Senators and Representatives are covered no matter what - effective immediately.
And here’s the best part. The government pays up to 75 percent of the premium. That government, of course, is funded by taxpayers, the same taxpayers who often cannot afford health care themselves "
Yeah that's the ticket...Kline gets only the best government based care...meanwhile the rest of us can read his lips...NO.
Recent House Votes
Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 - Vote Passed (331-83, 18 Not Voting)The House passed this bill that would extend by 13 weeks unemployment benefits in states with a jobless rate over 8.5%.Rep. John Kline voted NO......
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (217-190, 25 Not Voting)The House approved this $4.66 billion bill that funds the legislative branch for Fiscal Year 2010. The bill also includes a continuing resolution to fund government operations after the current fiscal year ends on September 30, as this is the only one of the 12 annual appropriations bills to have been completed.Rep. John Kline voted NO....