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Those who vote for health care bill should use it says Congressman. Love it or Hate it? Leave your comments.

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - If you vote for it, you should use it says one U.S. Congressman. Louisiana Representative John Fleming is talking about the current health care reform bill that Congress is considering.

"Call it whatever you like," said Fleming. "This proposal in nothing more than a government run health care plan, if it has a government run option. Interestingly, it exempts members of Congress from having to join a government run health care system."

The Congressman goes on to say the bill is a good way to hold members of Congress accountable. He says they will experience first hand how their decision will effect Americans.

His proposal, House Resolution 615, states, "Members (Congressmen) who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, Federal Government run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option."

Click here to watch Representative Fleming present his proposal.

What do you think about his proposal? Should Congressmen who vote in favor of the health care bill then be subjugate to it? Why or why not? Tell us your opinion.

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