Obamacare Foes May Face Pressure to Nix Coverage

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 01:40 PM

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Two freshmen Republican congressmen are vowing to refuse government-provided healthcare when they join Congress next year – Bobby Schilling of Illinois and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania. And other GOP opponents of Obamacare may face pressure to do the same, The Hill reports.

Schilling, healthcare, GOP, Congress“I have term-limited myself," Schilling told ABC News last week. "I am not taking the pension. I am not taking pay raises, and my family and I are bringing our own healthcare to Washington, D.C."

A new survey from Public Policy Polling shows a majority of voters want congressional foes of Obamacare to forego government-provided healthcare insurance themselves.

Michael Steel, a spokesman for presumptive House Speaker John Boehner, says there’s no hypocrisy in Republicans accepting congressional health coverage. "Boehner, like Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid and tens of millions of Americans, receives health coverage through his employer. That has nothing to do with Obamacare, which will wreck Americans' healthcare and bankrupt our country," he said.


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