Liberal activists are telling lawmakers who oppose "Obamacare" to put their premiums where their politics are and go find private health insurance, the National Journal
The symbolic push began after a GOP House freshman from Maryland who campaigned against the national health-care overhaul was heard complaining that his own federally funded coverage - available to all members of Congress - doesn't kick in fast enough.
Maryland Representative-elect Andy Harris, a physician, is now the target of a radio spot produced by the liberal group Americans United for Change in which a narrator says if Harris "wants to deny Maryland families quality, affordable health care, tell him to start with his own."
In Congress, more than 60 House Democrats have signed a letter urging their GOP counterparts to give up their government-sponsored health plans. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has likewise launched an online petition telling House Republicans to "forego their taxpayer-funded health care coverage before trying to repeal health insurance reform for hardworking Americans."
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