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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/17/2010

GOP freshman wants his government-subsidized health care

By Ann Telnaes

Related story: GOP legislator frets over 28 days without insurance -- but what about 30 million he'd leave uninsured?

Related animation: Health care for all.

By Ann Telnaes  | November 17, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Health care  
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All Andy Harris wanted was continuity of coverage. He has a family, which means doctors appointments, scheduled procedures, etc. His complaint was that for 30 days he would have no coverage, which would necessitate rescheduling appointments, etc., and no coverage if someone in his family had to go to the emergency room. It looks like the Dems can't help playing silly buggers any more than the Reps. I wish our elected representatives would do the work of the people instead.

Posted by: brianholmes24 | November 18, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: billybeer6

"The People have spoken. Liberal media propaganda will not stop the bipartisan repeal of Obamacare."

Sigh! .... Should read ... The UNINFORMED BECK/HANNITY/ROVE/LIMBAUGH/MCCONNELL/BOEHNER/ ditto-heads have spoken.

The only FAULT with the proposed health care plan is that it was diluted dangerously (for middle-class and po' folks) by Pharmaceutical and Health Provider OWNED GOP millionaires and their Blue-Dog fellow Corporate owned millionaires. Especially tragic loss = The Single-Payer Provision.

THAT IS THE $@@#*** TRUTH oh mighty Dense ones!


Posted by: lufrank1 | November 17, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Its well documented that the current huge national debt was caused by fiscally irresponsible actions of the last 3 Republican administrations in making huge military spending increases while giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy and friends. & Reagan OMB Chief: False belief in “Trickle Down Economics” caused economic crisis
Since 60% of the current discretionary budget is military/defense and the other largest expense is interest on national debt caused by military spending & tax cuts, it should be clear that only finding a way to huge cuts in military spending can make a significant difference in the national debt and the dollar crisis.

Posted by: berniew11 | November 17, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

LOL great job Ann. Dr. Harris is a joke. Unfortunately the joke is on all of us, because this POS is a member of Congress for the next two years.

Posted by: Observer691 | November 17, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

This is comparison is silly.

The government is his new employer. Conservatives are not railing against "government-funded" healthcare for the government's employees. Conservatives are railing against government-funded healthcare for everyone else.

If this intellectually dishonest and feeble attempt at a "gotcha" are the best the left have, keep it coming. LOL

Posted by: bobmoses | November 17, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

This man is a joke. I hope those who voted for this yo-yo are incredibly ashamed. Lord knows, good ole' Andy Harris doesn't feel any shame.

Posted by: fedup3 | November 17, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Happy faced young man starting a new job.

It is just a scratch on the surface but the United States would seem to be in the grasp of a criminal class not very much different from the worst governed Third World countries. Just a thought.

Posted by: hamelinfish | November 17, 2010 5:46 AM | Report abuse

Excellent depiction of the temper tantrum Dr. Harris reportedly threw! And, WHAT hypocricy this medical person has demonstrated for his constituents! HE is having a FIT about not having any health insurance for 20 some DAYS, but he had no QUALMS at all about planning to dismantle Obama's new healthcare insurance plan for hundreds of thousands of others! How LOW can he go?? Typical SELFISH Republican!

Posted by: Maerzie | November 17, 2010 1:33 AM | Report abuse

Interesting how the Right wants to repeal programs that provide protections and services to the poor and middle class. All those laws and policies that they detest are the same ones the insurance, banking and other special interests have fought against since the time of FDR. One can only surmise where the money came from that got the Freshmen Congressmen (women) into office. But I am sure they will not reject the government supported health care, perks and retirement benefits.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | November 16, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

The People have spoken. Liberal media propaganda will not stop the bipartisan repeal of Obamacare.

Posted by: billybeer6 | November 16, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

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