Representative Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat who sits on the House Health Subcommittee, has released an "internal study" that seeks to expose the hypocrisy among Republicans who oppose the idea of a public, government-sponsored health plan. Weiner's study lists the names of 151 members of Congress who receive Medicare benefits. The study also lists 55 Republicans who benefit from Medicare, but who oppose a public plan -- which would provide a new, low-cost health insurance option for millions of uninsured Americans.
Medicare is a government-run, taxpayer-sponsored health plan for seniors. It operates as the single payer for most seniors, who cannot afford the cost of private insurance.
Update: This article was edited to reflect that fact that Weiner's study lists 151 members of Congress on Medicare and 55 Republicans on Medicare who also oppose a public plan.