There used to be an era where some things were kept in the privacy of our own homes. Apparently, at least if you listen to the wife of Democrat Congressman Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, those days are over.
Cunningham’s wife Amanda, whom he married in 2014, went on a bizarre minute-long rant where she complained about her insurance not picking up the tab for her marriage counseling. Ouch.
“Okay, like I was saying, I’m going to have a little bit of a rant here on social media, because I think this is important,” she said on Instagram live, doing her best impression of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is known for her absurd Instagram chat sessions.
“I’ve just been going over my ‘this is not a bill’ bill from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing once again that all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions,” Cunningham said. “It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health [which] is healthcare, are still being denied – that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things. It’s unbelievable to me.”
For those who might be unfamiliar with how health insurance works (or is supposed to work), here’s a brief rundown: a group of people pay into a pool for healthcare, whether privately, from a paycheck from their employer, or now via taxation, and when one person in the pool needs coverage, insurance picks up the tab. In the distant past, insurance was only necessary for catastrophic illnesses, but as the cost of healthcare has risen in the United States due to various regulations, government interference, and essential monopolization of insurance and drug companies, a simple doctor’s appointment has become very expensive. Now, Americans use insurance for the most basic of healthcare needs.
When Obamacare was passed, it came along with a pernicious “individual mandate,” which forced uninsured Americans to either purchase government-subsidized healthcare, or pay a tax penalty. President Donald J. Trump ended that disaster, but the industry is still heavily subsidized by the government, and most Americans pay into the healthcare system whether they use it or not.
According to Free Beacon, congresspeople and their families still use Obamacare, so the insurance that Cunningham is ranting about is fully government subsidized.
“The South Carolina Democrat is currently serving his first term in Congress, where members are given access to Obamacare ‘gold’ plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield and are responsible for paying about a quarter of the premiums,” Free Beacon said.
But even though you’re paying for her insurance (and her husband’s lofty salary), Cunningham isn’t satisfied. She wants more services on the taxpayer dole.
“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, let’s – I don’t know what you do, but let’s do it – because this is ridiculous.’ This affects us, our family, it affects everyone else who is seeking mental health and needs support doing so.”
She might want to reach out to her Congressman when he’s not busy in marriage counseling.
“I’m just flabbergasted,” she finished, panning the camera over to her infant son and asking for his thoughts.
Nice job with that healthcare plan, Democrats!
WATCH the rant:
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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