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WASHINGTON — If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu.

Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to the newest freshman Democrat.

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  • Any other Doctor giving out 800 perscriptions in one day would be arreested as a pill pusher. Why is this guy so special. Needs a good looking inot if their were any real reporters left in America, Will more than likely be some foreign reporter to break this wide open.

  • I think part of the Opiate Committee’s agenda should be to look at a list of anyone being prescribed opiates. My guess is that pain medication are off the charts with this group. There is absolutely no way that anyone being prescribed opiates on a regular basis should have any type of clearance and or ability to make decisions that would affect the taxpayer. As tax payers we are required to provide a urine sample for a lot of things. Certainly it wouldn’t be too much to ask for a urine sample before any controlled substance is prescribed to this group.

    • They still are required to buy from the exchange. A silver plan starts at $700 per month and goes up from there. This plan is $600 more to be able to pick up at a clinic. They still have to pay insurance for benefits recieved. The prescriptions are not free unless the plan they choose pays for them.

    • Comment to responder, Rick, who continually defends the DC’ers. I believe these people receive subsidized premiums to the tune of 75 percent. I want that deal, which would make a $700 premium actually cost only $175. My wife and I have to pay the full price – and I can only afford bronze for myself, letting her have the “better” silver plan – which is ridiculously bad, anyway. Also, never mind that we don’t want maternity, kids dental, etc. Heck – I need dental insurance myself, but am forced to pay for children’s dental, instead, which is useless to us. If we are forced into this awful, punitive insurance, then all we’re asking then is that we have the same 75% subsidized plan as Congress and their aids.

  • Glad to know that John Kerry became a regular guy after he lost; just another Cinderella story. As for the current crop in Congress, they can do the same. Go buy your stuff by yourself and stop feeding at the public teet.

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