DCCC: “Health Care Hypocrite Representative Jeff Landry’s Government Funded Care Starts Today”

February 2, 2011

Despite running a campaign largely focused on repealing government funded health care, today Representative Jeff Landry’s government funded health care benefits go into effect. Representative Jeff Landry opposed an effort to make sure that repeal of health insurance reform would only move forward if a majority of Members of Congress gave up their own government health care. He even opposed a simple measure to make transparent whether Members of Congress accepted government funded health care.

At least 15 Republicans, keeping with the spirit of their congressional campaigns, are not taking their government health care while they fight to repeal health care for millions of Americans.

“It didn’t take long for Representative Jeff Landry to go Washington. Representative Landry is accepting government funded health care, despite continuing the push to repeal the health reform benefits for middle income families,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Representative Jeff Landry apparently believes that repealing health insurance reform and putting private insurance companies back in charge of our health care may be good for his constituents, but it’s not good for his very own family. Representative Landry is the worst kind of hypocrite – one who looks out for themselves instead of their constituents.”

According to recent polling, “Most Americans think incoming Congressmen who campaigned against the health care bill should put their money where their mouth is and decline government provided health care now that they’re in office.”

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