Meet your new anti-government, anti-health care Congressman Andy Harris. He ran on a platform of health care repeal, so what does he do on his first day of freshman orientation (real thing!)? He complained about having to wait 28 days for his government-run health care to kick in.
A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.
“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange. The benefits session, held behind closed doors, drew about 250 freshman members, staffers and family members to the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium late Monday morning,”.
“Harris then asked if he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap,” added the aide, who was struck by the similarity to Harris’s request and the public option he denounced as a gateway to socialized medicine.
Question: when can we start considering being-a-teabagger as a pre-existing condition and reason to deny people health care?