Reprinted below is a pledge pertaining to health care reform that the two Senators from Virginia have been asked to sign. There’s not much chance that either of these Democrats — Senator Webb or Senator Warner — will actually take the pledge. However, if they refuse to do so, it will help sharpen the debate.
Readers may wish to present this pledge to their Senators and Representatives.
My Pledge to My Constituents on National Health Insurance
1. I will not vote to expand the bankrupt Medicare program unless and until it is first placed on a sound actuarial basis.
2. I will not vote for any national health insurance legislation that includes a public plan unless I am prepared to enroll myself and my family in the public plan. If a national health insurance bill with a public plan passes the Senate with my vote in support, then I pledge to enroll myself and my family in that public plan.