While I believe the new health care law (or "Obamacare" as it is derisively called) has good and bad points, I found the recent debate about its repeal in the House of Representatives to have a very interesting (and not well-reported) aspect.
The vote to repeal the law in the House was a foregone conclusion. However, one of the representatives put forth an amendment that would have resulted in all members of the House being required to forfeit their government-subsidized health care benefits if the House voted to repeal the law for everyone else. In other words, the House members would have to deny themselves the same benefits that the law would have provided for their constituents.
Not surprisingly, the amendment was voted down and not included in the vote to repeal the law. So, basically, the conservatives and Tea Party members in the House think government-subsidized health care is a good idea for them, but not for anyone else. And, these are the people who want to "take our country back"?
KEITH B. RAGER,