What’s good for the goose…
I love this. Democrats Jon Switalski and Henry Yanez have introduced legislation, House Bill 4114, that would discontinue health insurance coverage for Michigan senators and represenatives until Medicaid expansion goes into effect on April 1st, 2014.
Here’s the bill, in full:
A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” (MCL 15.561 to 15.569) by adding section 7a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 7a. Until medicaid benefits in this state are extended as provided in section 105d of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.105d, state funds shall not be expended to provide health benefits to members of this state’s legislature, the governor, or the lieutenant governor.
I can’t find one thing wrong with this other than it penalizes the good lawmakers who voted FOR immediate effect on Medicaid expansion. The rest of them can suffer right along with all the working poor who they are forcing to wait for six months before they could obtain health coverage. It would serve them right.
Not that it’ll ever see the light of day, of course.