Congressional Leaders Get Unlimited Healthcare for $503/Year. Do YOU?

Congressional Leaders Get Unlimited Healthcare for $503/Year. Do YOU??

Congressional Leaders Get Unlimited Healthcare for $503/Year. Do YOU?

As a tax-payer, you are paying for Senators and other congressional leaders to have access to quality healthcare for just $503 per year. Do YOU have access to low cost healthcare plans? NO? Has your Senator voted against low-cost healthcare plans for you and your family? If so, send a message to your Senator: If you vote against a low-cost public healthcare option for ME, then why should MY tax dollars pay for a quality healthcare program for YOU.

The Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) provides a wealth of primary care medical services to senators, representatives and Supreme Court justices.

ABC News reported details about the services offered by the Office of Attending Physician to members of Congress over the past few years, from regular visits by a consulting chiropractor to on-site physical therapy.

"A member walked in and was generally walked right back into a physician's office. They get good care. They are not rushed. They are examined thoroughly," said Eduardo Balbona, an internist in Jacksonville, Fa., who worked as a staff physician in the OAP from 1993 to 1995.

The Office of the Attending Physician includes at least four Navy doctors as well as at least a dozen medical and X-ray technicians, nurses, and a pharmacist. When a specialist is brought in, members pay no additional costs.

Lawmakers receive top-notch, wait-free care, and money is largely no object. Members pay a flat annual fee of $503, and it covers all expenses -- without submitting claim forms to their insurer. Despite soaring costs throughout the health care system, prices have been largely stagnant in the Office of the Attending Physician for 17 years.

Some lawmakers didn't pay the fee and still took advantage of OAP services.

Keep this in mind the next time you hear a member of Congress complaining about the nightmares of government-run, taxpayer-subsidized health care. Does your congressional leader REALLY care about YOU? If not, please sign this petition asking lawmakers to GIVE UP their taxpayer subsidized healthcare plan.