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Health care for Congress

Did you know Congress gets cheap, government-funded health care?

06/28/2017 12:00 AM
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  • Hannah M.
    06/28/2017 00:04

    They should have their health care cut as well

  • Christopher O.
    06/28/2017 00:13

    This bullshit needs to stop. If Americans can't have $611 health care for the year, neither can they.

  • Patsy C.
    06/28/2017 00:15

    Why so cheap? Shouldn't you have the same coverage as We the People?

  • James E.
    06/28/2017 00:18

    They just want you to pay for thiers take your's away.

  • Cindy C.
    06/28/2017 02:20

    And since we pay you for the jobs you lack at doing at times, then we your employer should have the same health insurance at the same cost.

  • Elizabeth P.
    06/28/2017 02:32

    I don't know how this nation tolerate it !! We are indeed the stupidest people on this planet. But we call ourselves "world power " REALLY PEOPLE !

  • Modupe O.
    06/28/2017 07:43

    Wicked world of politicians!!

  • Karen F.
    06/28/2017 11:24

    There is no fairness/justice in America anymore.

  • Cynthia B.
    06/28/2017 11:34

    Yup and they even complain that it costs too much and that they shouldn't have to pay for it. Go figure

  • Fay J.
    06/28/2017 11:49

    And how much does this cost us.

  • Chris C.
    06/28/2017 12:13

    This is the same benefit that all federal employees get its not anything significant lol

  • John S.
    06/28/2017 12:17

    Because every patient is a customer, and that customer is a victim of imperfect search--you can't know when you'll get sick, what you'll have, and if it's urgent, you can't price shop, and even if you could, you'd need a level of expertise--not just in medicine, but also in pricing and patient care quality--that you simply don't have time to acquire. In other words, you're powerless as a customer, and on the other side of the table are deep-pocketed, knowledgeable sellers who collude. The insurers get a cut, the hospitals get a cut, the medical suppliers get a cut, and so does big pharma. They're all making bank. It's not a free market if the customer can't walk away. There are no substitutes for an appendectomy, for example, and you're not in a position to haggle when it happens. Health care is a utility, like water or the fire department. It's an outrage that it was ever considered a free market good, and our shortfalls on all fronts--cost and care--relative to other first-world countries continues to be an embarrassment, because we haven't had the political will to move to their far better solutions.

  • Allan C.
    06/28/2017 12:21

    Again.....this is why they stormed the Bastille

  • William H.
    06/28/2017 13:33

    I means its probably because this is their job and goverment jobs give you healthcare. Is this a surprise to people?

  • Jennifer R.
    06/28/2017 13:51

    Taxation is a theft!!

  • Travis H.
    06/28/2017 15:13

    Truly ashame they figured out McConnell needed bypass surgery 🤣

  • Andrew D.
    06/28/2017 15:16

    Blow them all up.

  • Natalie N.
    06/28/2017 15:33

    So, I have confirmed with my local Senator that they get ins. Through the DC exchanges. Also, they were the original beta test for the exchanges online, and the concept in general. This program is "in addition to" their regular coverages, and with the number of people in it, it's kind of like Aflac, but instead of them getting the check, the Dr's who are "on call" get the $. Interesting enough, if this were the case, it would be a example of single payer.. How it would work, the structure you need to support it, stats on how often each specialist were used, etc. That being said.. Could they be piloting universal Healthcare and not even know it/realize it? Someone manages the money in/out. If it's federally run, then perhaps someone who wanted some data has it/has access to it for the public to see and I bet there are some experts who could chime in...

  • David D.
    06/28/2017 15:34

    I have no problem with there being incentive for public officials, but make ot affordible for all, or use thw coverage you implement for the masses to use.

  • Jimi J.
    06/28/2017 15:36

    Shame they were able to treat Mitch. He's better off dead