Senator Coburn took my Twitter message that as far as what should be good for the public should also be good for those representing us, or the "What is good for the goose, should also be good for the gander clause." Well, this clause was introduced in an amendment to the committee.
On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment, courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn which would require all Members of Congress and their staff members to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Congressman J...John Fleming has proposed an amendment that would require Congressmen and Senators to take the same health care plan that they would force on us. (Under proposed legislation they are exempt.) Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go to his Website and sign his petition. The process is very simple.
Senator Coburn and Congressman Fleming are both physicians.
Senator Coburn can be followed and reached on Twitter via @TomCoburn