Public Choice Exhibit A: Two Representatives Send Same Letter to HHS Drafted By Health Lobby

March 29th, 2013

Captured, literally:

Not so with Rep. Phil Gingrey who, in a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, used the exact same phrasing that showed up in another letter signed by Rep. John Barrow and other House Republicans.

The letters both originated with America’s Health Insurance Plans, a group that, among other priorities, wants to prevent cuts to spending on Medicare Advantage.

Other lawmakers were more creative with their letters backing that cause: Sen. Orrin Hatch and Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton reworded their message, and they even added bullet points to diverge from the form letter.

All received press-release nods for their written support — however unoriginal.