Claim: House Resolution 615 directs members of Congress to participate in a public health care plan.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2009]
Subject: HR 615
On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted
government-run health plan.
Congressman John Fleming has proposed an amendment that would require Congressmen and Senators to take the same health care plan that they would force on us. (Under proposed legislation they are exempt.)
Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go to his Website and sign his petition. The process is very simple. I have done just that at:
Origins: This item about House Resolution 615 has a kernel of truth to it, but some of the details have been misstated.
HR 615 is a bill put before Congress back in
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Louisiana (who is himself a physician) in
As of November 2009, HRES 615 had ninety-five co-sponsors (all Republicans). It was referred to the Committee on House Administration and has not been passed or put to a vote.
Last updated: 3 November 2009
Jacobus, Cheri. “Public Option for Congress.” The Hill. 22 October 2009.