Christmas was hard on Rep. Mike Coffman’s battle-tested body. Not only did the Colorado congressman break his ankle, he also briefly found his foot in his mouth.
Coffman, a former Marine who keeps buff at age 54, was jogging on the golf course bordering his home in Aurora, Colo., when he stumbled on a rock or some other obstruction hidden in the snow. He fell, cracking his ankle.
The congressman and his wife went to an urgent care clinic in a strip mall, where he paid $30 for a temporary cast and a prescription, and later he went to the famed Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, where he paid $350 for an expert opinion, he told The Denver Post.
“I successfully tested our health care system,” he said, with a laugh. “It works,”‘ he told the Post.