Could the 2011 Congressional Reform Act proposed by the people will help facilitate the changes needed for our US Healthcare System? Perhaps it’s a start. Here’s something to think about:

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only three months & eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two six-year Senate terms
B. Six two-year House terms
C. One six-year Senate term and three two-year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/2011.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If career politicians were eliminated, and the political system was reformed, our representatives will be forced to serve the best interest of the people and not special interest groups. We need our best and brightest American’s to serve in Congress. We still have a chance to fix our healthcare system and keep our hospital’s revenue stream running in the “black”. This way, our hospitals can maintain the high level of care for the communities they serve.

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