Will Ron Johnson reject his government-run health care?

Remember when Republican Senator-elect Ron Johnson said health care reform was “the greatest assault to freedom” in his lifetime” and cited it as a reason why he decided to run for the Senate? I remember, and so I can’t help but wonder if Ron Johnson will at least be consistent and reject the government-run health care he’s due to receive as a member of the U.S. Senate. What’s more, I can’t help but wonder if he’ll also require his staff to find their own health insurance, because as The Chief notes, if Johnson is serious about the dangers of “government-run health care” he should require his employees to find their own private health insurance carriers.

Throughout his scorched-earth campaign against Sen. Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson didn’t just rail against the evils of “Obamacare,” he attacked the very notion of government-run health care of any sort, and so I hope that he’ll show just a little bit of consistency and reject government-run health care for himself and his Senate staff, lest he once against expose himself as a hypocrite.


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4 thoughts on “Will Ron Johnson reject his government-run health care?

  1. I have no doubt whatsoever that he will show the same consistency in rejecting his healthcare that Paul Ryan and Jimmy Sensenbrenner show. Steve Kagan on the other hand did reject his and bought his own. So we will see if reid ribble does also!

  2. Yeah…this explains why the Chief disappeared for a while during the campaign. He’s often wrong. Just as he is here.

    Way to do your homework Zach.

    I can plainly tell you as a former political appointee that the government doesn’t run health care at the bureaucratic or legislative benefit levels. You get a book to pick from a number of privately-run plans just like any other employee in the private sector. The only difference is, you have a lot more options.

    During my time, I had a “Health Reimbursement Account” which was run by Aetna.

    1. I’m fully aware of how the feds administer health care to employees, because it’s almost identical to how the state employees plan is run.

      But here’s my question….how does you picking from a federally-administered list of private insurance companies differ from an individual picking a private insurance company from a state-administered health insurance exchange?

      I ask because that’s exactly what the Democratic health care reform that RoJo railed against during the campaign would set up starting in 2014.

  3. And Zach- Picking from a list of private providers is also the same type of system that those greedy public-sector employees use to “bankrupt our government budgets” (sarcasm invoked). You’d think RoJo would make this easy to move to save a few taxpayer dollars to pass up the healthcare he clearly can afford on his own.

    As usual on health care, KevBin and others don’t have a clue whereof they speak. I WISH we had the government-run health care those people fear instead of the piecemeal bill of half-measures that made it through Congress earlier this year.

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