How much do you pay for your healthcare insurance every month? For some, having insurance would be a huge improvement. For those of us that do have it, it’s an expense that come out of our pockets every paycheck. Personally, I pay about $260 every month for my insurance – and my coverage is not great.
So how much do Congresscritters pay? They don’t. See, THEY have government subsidized healthcare, to the tune of $700 per month (from Alternet):
On average, congressmen receive $700 per month in taxpayer subsidies to help pay for their health insurance. Members use these subsidies to choose a health insurance plan available through a government-sponsored exchange which, among other regulations, bars discrimination based on preexisting conditions. As Lee Fang of ThinkProgress notes, “The federal system mirrors the reforms enacted by Democrats and President Obama, which end health insurance abuses by regulating coverage through an exchange, while offering subsidies to individuals and small businesses to make coverage more affordable.”
That’s right, their healthcare is paid for by the government. In other words, you and me. And at $700 a month, it’s probably pretty good healthcare. But they don’t want us to have it. And they aren’t giving it up.
Not really surprising, is it?