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Senator recovering from knee surgery

December 30, 2009

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— Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is spending his holidays recovering from knee replacement surgery.

The 73-year-old Roberts had the surgery Monday on his left knee at Inova-Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Va. He was scheduled to be released today.

Spokeswoman Sarah Little says Roberts had arthroscopic surgery on the same knee earlier this year. That did not repair his torn knee cartilage, so the knee had to be replaced.

Roberts put off the surgery until after the Senate’s vote on health care reform. Roberts voted against the Senate bill that passed 60-39 last Friday on a party-line vote.

Little says Roberts will return to the Senate for critical votes and other work but is curtailing his workload while he goes through rehabilitation.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 4 years, 12 months ago

Hydra,

U.S. Senators receive health care insurance as a benefit stemming from their employment. It works the same way for members of the military (and other employee of the federal government).

Just because federal employees receive health insurance as an employer-provided benefit does not mean our government should take over the nation's health care industry. That would be a huge leap in logic.

Bob_Keeshan 4 years, 12 months ago

Some US Senators like to spend the holidays at home.

Looks like Pat Roberts is one of them. He is spending the holidays at home in Washington, DC.

It's a shame Kansans are indifferent to electing a Senator who hasn't lived in this state for three decades. Here's a nice example of where he spends his holidays and where he chooses to receive his healthcare.

Heaven forbid he be forced to set foot in Kansas.

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