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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Vote Notes: H.R. 1628, The American Health Care Act

Apr 28, 2017
Blog Post

You may have heard that members of Congress and their staff would be exempted from the state waiver provisions in the latest version of the American Health Care Act. Accordingly, I’ve signed on to a bill sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally to preemptively right this wrong.

The bottom line is that these types of “for me but not for thee” carve outs undermine the belief that our system is fair...which is absolutely vital to the health of a representative republic like ours. Indeed, it only seems reasonable that people in Washington should have to live with the decisions they make for the rest of the country. As the saying goes, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander!