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    Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Maryland physician Andy Harris (R) just soundly defeated Frank Kratovil, one of the most endangered Democrats on Capitol Hill going into the November election. And he did it in large part by railing against 'Obamacare' and pledging to repeal Health Care Reform. But when he showed on Capitol Hill today for an orientation for incoming members of Congress and their staffs, he had a different question: Where's my government health care?

    Oh, no...what's he going to do without insurance for a month?

    What I want to know is why we have to pay their healthcare in the first place. If these "small government" candidates want to put their money where their mouths are, the first thing they need to do is eliminate healthcare coverage for all Representatives and Senators.

    Let them purchase it on the market, like they want everyone else to.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    What a sad little thread. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a new employee asking when his benefits will kick in. I think that is a question most of us would have when we start a new job.
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    What a sad little thread. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a new employee asking when his benefits will kick in. I think that is a question most of us would have when we start a new job.
    you are correct, except when that new employee wants to deny others healthcare.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    According to Glenn Thrush of Politico, Harris created a stir at the orientation meeting by demanding to know why he had to wait a month after he was sworn in in January for his government-subsidized health care to kick in. After responding in a huff, he even asked if there was some way he could buy into the government care in advance, seemingly thinking there might be a government program similar to the so-called 'public option' championed by progressive Democrats in 2009.

    According to an unnamed congressional staffer quoted by Thrush, Harris stood up at the meeting "and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care."
    If it really happened as described then this guy needs to come back down to earth. Most jobs require a waiting period before your healthcare kicks in.

    But, this was some anonymous staffer and I try to never take those kinds of accusations seriously...

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    If it really happened as described then this guy needs to come back down to earth. Most jobs require a waiting period before your healthcare kicks in.

    But, this was some anonymous staffer and I try to never take those kinds of accusations seriously...
    I don't take it wholly seriously, but I do find it funny that he's apparently worried about being without coverage for 28 days.

    Freakin' buy individual coverage for you and your family for one month, douche. Don't rely on the taxpayer to pay for it for you.

    But I do like how everyone ignores my call for these so-called small government candidates to put up or shut up. But they won't. They'll cut spending except when it's on them. Same as Rand Paul who wants to cut government spending but NOT the rate government pays him for Medicare patients.

    This faux movement is all about "I'll get mine and deny you yours". They want to figure out a way to line their own pockets while the middle class continues to struggle. How long before they vote themselves raises? Let's see...

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    you are correct, except when that new employee wants to deny others healthcare.
    Except he's not wanting to deny people health care in a similar way to what he's asking. To my understanding this congressman isn't for disallowing employee's from offering health care to their employees. More than that, I don't believe he's come out against the federal government offering federal employee's health care. What he's against is the federal government offering citizens health care simply for being citizens or involving the government further into the health care business itself.

    This is like saying that the guy couldn't ask "Where's the bathroom" because he's against people going to the bathroom because he's in favor of laws that don't allow you to piss in the middle of the street.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Except he's not wanting to deny people health care in a similar way to what he's asking. To my understanding this congressman isn't for disallowing employee's from offering health care to their employees. More than that, I don't believe he's come out against the federal government offering federal employee's health care. What he's against is the federal government offering citizens health care simply for being citizens or involving the government further into the health care business itself.

    This is like saying that the guy couldn't ask "Where's the bathroom" because he's against people going to the bathroom because he's in favor of laws that don't allow you to piss in the middle of the street.
    He did ask if there was a public option he could buy into until his subsidized healthcare for life kicks in - I assume from everything he said on the campaign trail that he's against the public option and all the death panels it would bring us.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Except he's not wanting to deny people health care in a similar way to what he's asking. To my understanding this congressman isn't for disallowing employee's from offering health care to their employees. More than that, I don't believe he's come out against the federal government offering federal employee's health care. What he's against is the federal government offering citizens health care simply for being citizens or involving the government further into the health care business itself.

    This is like saying that the guy couldn't ask "Where's the bathroom" because he's against people going to the bathroom because he's in favor of laws that don't allow you to piss in the middle of the street.
    but he does want to deny healthcare to citizens, the very people he is supposed to work FOR. and of COURSE he won't come out against the federal gov't providing HIS healthcare, how silly would that be? he just wants to limit the options of the people he works for. he has indoor plumbing, his constituents have outhouses, and he'll be damned if they get to use toilet paper instead of the good old sears and roebuck.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    but he does want to deny healthcare to citizens, the very people he is supposed to work FOR.
    Right, and those people he works FOR probably elected him to deny that ability. Just giving **** to people doesn't = doing what's best for them in all cases. So what if he wants to deny healthcare to citizens from the government? That has nothing to do with asking his employer about health care benefits. They're not the same thing.

    and of COURSE he won't come out against the federal gov't providing HIS healthcare, how silly would that be?
    Not about HIS health care.

    Find me any quote by him suggesting federal employees in general shouldn't be given health care options similar to private enterprise? Find me quotes of him suggesting that postal workers be denied having health care offered to them. Or FBI agents? Or administrative staff for the General Service Administration.

    Not wanting the government to supply health care to everyone != not wanting employers to help supplement health care cost of employees

    he just wants to limit the options of the people he works for
    And guess what, they likely voted for him to limit that option. I know I voted for my guy to limit my option. Actually, most of the recent votes I've cast was to limit my options that the government provides. Because I think that would be BETTER for me and the country than the alternative.

    he has indoor plumbing, his constituents have outhouses, and he'll be damned if they get to use toilet paper instead of the good old sears and roebuck.
    No, he has an employer that offers health insurance. Some of his constitutents have employers that offer health insurance. If he didn't have an employer, he wouldn't have someone helping with health insurance, just like his constituents.

    You're trying to compare the government providing insurance for everyone to employers helping subsidize a persons health care plan. Those things are as different as employees offering bathrooms to their employees to use and people just being allowed to piss in the streets.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    There's something fishy about this story.
    He didn't have his own insurance for himself and his family before he was elected? He's a physician right?
    Are they saying he decided to rail against Obamacare to get elected so he would have healthcare?
    Maybe it was a joke? I went to my doctor shortly after the bill passed. When paying the bill, I said " hey, isn't Obama paying for this now?"
    I certainly hope they knew I was joking.
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