Repeal Health Care? Give Up Your Own First!
  • Petitioned Sen. Mitch McConnell

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Sen. Mitch McConnell
Rep. John Boehner

Repeal Health Care? Give Up Your Own First!

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

For two years, GOP leaders in Congress fought tooth and nail to oppose health care reform. They did their best to keep tens of millions without coverage, decrying any effort to help citizens as "socialist," "fascist" or some other equally baffling "ist." And incredibly, they are now talking about repealing it.

And yet, when it comes to their own coverage, Republicans in Congress are not only using government-sponsored health care, they are whining about having to wait for it.

Well, four brave members of Congress are calling GOP leaders on their hypocrisy, demanding they practice what they preach, and calling on them to give up their government-sponsored health care:

Four members -- Joe Crowley (NY), Linda Sanchez (CA), Donna Edwards (MD), and Tim Ryan (OH) -- are rounding up signatures for a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker-to-be John Boehner, encouraging them to press their members to refuse their federal health benefits based on the same principles underlying their opposition to health care reform.

"It is amazing that your members would complain about not having health care coverage for a few weeks, even after campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which will help provide coverage to millions of Americans who find themselves without health insurance for months or even years," the letter reads. "It begs the question: how many members of the Republican conference will be forgoing the employer-subsidized FEHBP coverage and experiencing what so many Americans find themselves forced to face? If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk."

Take action and write McConnell and Boehner today, and ask them if they will practice what they preach -- and ask other GOP members to do the same.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

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    • Tina Patterson NORTH FAIRFIELD, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a lower middle class American that has to live without health care coverage. I have a husband that is disabled and receives medicare and my children are on medicaid because I cannot afford to buy them insurance. How would you like to live with out health care, especially you Mr. Boehner, God knows you are gonna end up with skin cancer!

    • Joe Chambley BELLEVUE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Sirs:

      If federal health insurance is evil by having death panels and the like, why don't you drop yours?

    • Juliana Silva NEWARK, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      A healthy outside starts from the inside.

      Robert Urich

    • Jeanne E O'Neill STEVENSVILLE, MT
      • over 3 years ago

      Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act, at least not until members of Congress practice what they preach and forego their own health care insurance


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