Congresspeople earn far more than the average American.
We also pay their salaries, and their health insurance. Members of Congress are provided the Obamacare “gold” plan, which many of us “contractor” types will tell you is ASTRONOMICALLY EXPENSIVE.
Rep. Joe Cunningham’s (D-SC) wife, however, is P*SSED that her plan won’t cover their VERY NECESSARY marriage counseling.
“I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important,” Amanda Cunningham led off. “I’ve been going over my not-a-bill bill here from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing that, once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.”
New video: Dem congressman Joe Cunningham’s wife is outraged her taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plan doesn’t pay for her therapy, their marriage counselinghttps://t.co/HQLyf1g4Iy pic.twitter.com/3NXD4qD98c
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) September 9, 2019
“It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is healthcare, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me,” she continued. “So I’m reaching out to my congressman — yes, also my husband — but saying, like, hey, what can we do about this? Let’s go to the House floor, let’s write a bill, Iet’s — I don’t know what you do, but let’s do it because this is ridiculous.”
“I don’t know what you do.” LOL! She’s a winner.
“This affects us, our family, it affects everyone else who’s seeking mental health and needs support doing so. I’m just flabbergasted,” Cunningham ended the video post.
SHE IS FLABBERGASTED.
The princess seems to either forget – or not care- that for her affluent family to have their marriage counseling sessions covered, far less well-to-do Americans would see their premiums rise.
WHO CARES, right? We really should be paying for her therapy. She clearly needs it.
According to Daily Wire:
“She didn’t say it outright, but in her ‘rant,’ Cunningham wanted to raise premiums on other Americans — most of whom earn far less than her family — so she would receive ‘free’ therapy,” explained author and Juniper Research Group CEO Christopher Jacobs at The Federalist. “Viewed from this perspective, her objections seem somewhat self-serving from a family in the upper tier of the income spectrum.”
Jacobs noted that Obamacare, which was mandated by way of penalty on the American people by Democrats, already spiked healthcare costs, hurting Americans far less wealthy that the Cunningham family:
In CBO’s view, the law required people to buy richer insurance policies, and those richer policies encouraged people to consume more health care, both of which led to a rise in premiums. Unfortunately, that rise in premiums over the past several years has led millions of individuals who do not qualify for insurance subsidies (unlike Amanda Cunningham) to drop their coverage.
Up until my recent marriage, I was fined for years for being uninsured. Hopefully those fines can help Amanda get the therapy she needs.