Now might be a good time for new federal legislation requiring all members of Congress to use only Medicaid for their own non-emergency medical care. The plan’s features could include:
-Doctors assigned randomly from a list of the Medicaid providers in each member’s district.
-Penalties (fines? misdemeanor/felony? the posting of the member’s name in an online ledger?) for going outside of this system for treatment without prior approval.
-Prior approval to require a unanimous vote by a panel of citizens selected randomly from a list of the registered voters in each member’s district.
Of course this legislation would have no chance of passage. Its purpose would be to make Congressional single-payer advocates explain why they should be exempt from it, and then why the rest of us should be be subjected to their hare-brained socialized-medicine schemes.
Make them live by their own rules, as a great man once said.