by Benjamin Gedan
“The governor and state legislators will lose their publicly funded health care in 2004 if they do not provide the same coverage to all state residents – that is, if voters approve a ballot initiative to be unveiled today.”
Richard Lord, president of Associated Industries of Massachusetts:
“I think that it’s inappropriate to threaten the Legislature in that regard.”
Comment: Inappropriate? Why should the legislators be allowed to grant themselves publicly funded health care while denying the same to the voters? Is health care a right for all or only a right for elected officials?