In an op-ed today, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) said lawmakers should be forced to enroll in a government-run public plan.
“Congress has the bad habit of exempting itself from the problems it inflicts on the American people,” he wrote. “Lawmakers always seem to place themselves just out of reach of the laws they create.”
Vitter, who is opposed to the Democrats’ reform plans, introduced a resolution earlier this month to strip Congress of access to the federal employees’ health care plan and requiring them to join the public plan.
The Senate HELP Committee bill, as written now, would force members of Congress into the public plan.
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) introduced a similar resolution in the House in July.