During the mark up of H.R. 3200, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) voted against an amendment that would have required Members of Congress to forfeit their current private coverage and force them to enroll in the newly-created public health insurance plan. This would only be fair since independent analysis from the Lewin Group shows that if Obamacare passes, employers around the nation would sever the current private coverage of about 88.1 million Americans, and send them onto the public plan.

Kind’s constituent’s are not happy about this prospect, and one of them asked Kind if he would promise to go on the public plan: