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Perhaps the real story here, though, is that AOC just told us that congresspeople, who start at $175,000 per year, are getting subsidized healthcare plans. The rest of Americans, if they make a combined income of $104,000, do not. This is a scandal. Obamacare, which was billed as the "Affordable Care Act," quickly became unaffordable to anyone who didn't get subsidies.
CNBC reported the actual numbers that members of Congress must pay for their healthcare plans. What you're about to read is going to make you sick. Members of Congress get to choose one of those 66 gold-level plans and receive subsidies for 72% of the cost of the premiums. And the 28% they do have to pay comes out of pre-tax payroll deductions. But that's not all! They can get free care through the Office of the Attending Physician and free outpatient care at military hospitals in Washington D.C., too.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: ketsuko
When I was born, I was given health care. End of.
That's what AOC is trying to tell people, in some nations you just simply being born a natural citizen to two parents who are citizens are issued nearly full health care.
originally posted by: hombero
Who's going to pay for that guaranteed human right? Somebody else, if not you. It's ok for somebody else to pay but not you.. hmm
a reply to: Subaeruginosa