Best medicine your taxpayer money can buy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TrailDust, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. TrailDust

    TrailDust TGT Addict

    Oct 29, 2009
    For Senators and Representatives alike, the best health care on the planet can be found at the Office of Attending Physicians (OAP) on Capitol Hill. As described in reports by ABC News and CBS News, an elaborate on-site Navy medical clinic stands at the ready, providing "a wealth of primary care medical services" to Congress.

    With four Navy doctors, a dozen medical and X-ray technicians, nurses, and a pharmacist on staff, every Congressional medical need is catered to. No appointment needed, no waiting time. Attending services include, according to ABC, "physicals and routine examinations, on-site X-rays and lab work, physical therapy, and referrals to medical specialists from military hospitals and private medical practices." Not to mention minor surgery and emergency services. Indeed, should an elected official be too busy to travel (ie., leave the Capitol building), specialists are brought to the Capitol at no expense to the Congressperson.

    Members of Congress don't pay for any services at the time of their visits, and they don't have to submit claims. They are charged an annual fee of $503--for everything. The rest of the tab is picked up by you, the taxpayer.

    Excerpted from the Limbaugh Letter by Rush Limbaugh


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