One of those... but not the only one, to be sure... was John McCain.
Now, McCain has a major problem... brain cancer... glioblastoma... which is typically a death sentence.
As much as I despise the man, that's neither here nor there. To me, the issue isn't that.
The issue is this: where is he going to be treated?
Well, he's coming back to Phoenix for his treatment. So, the question to me is this: why isn't he being treated at the VA Hospital there... instead of the Mayo Clinic-Phoenix?
The VA Medical system has been and continues to be, a mess. Decades of rot, incompetence and willful neglect are going to take time to excise... if it can be cut out at all.
Most of that rot took place on McCain's watch. McCain is a veteran. There are actually a few veterans in Congress... and a few combat veterans there as well.
But of that few... practically none of them... use the VA Medical system for their health care. (Yes, some of them actually do.... but most don't.)
McCain, clearly, is no exception.
Who knows what the extent of the power of the Executive Order really is? Obama, using the Constitution as his own personal roll of toilet paper, certainly used his power of the E.O. to trash our current laws. His actions were overturned by the Supreme Court on 96 different occasions if memory serves.
Simple solution to resolving both: an Executive Order mandating that all elected members of Congress as well as all Supreme Court Justices... and their staffs... be covered by Obamacare. Get rid of the exemptions Congress placed on themselves when the democrats passed this horrific bill.
AND, further... order that all veterans in Congress only receive medical treatment from the VA.
I get why McCain wouldn't be caught dead in that hell-hole that he allowed into existence.
Here are just two of the latest news stories on that hovel:
Whistleblower Finds Cockroaches Scurrying Around At Phoenix VA
(NOTE: In a related bit of irony, Phoenix area Congresswoman and retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSalley introduced and had passed an amendment to the House repeal that would have effectively accomplished the exact same thing.)
You want to see a major overhaul of the VA system, essentially overnight? Force the veterans in Congress to get their health care there.
Let us not hold our breath.