CONGRESS SHOULD PAY MORE FOR THEIR HEALTHCARE. Below is a roundup of what members of Washington's delegation pay monthly for health insurance. Sen. Patty Murray, Democrat: $356, including her husband. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Democrat: $140 for just herself. Rep. Dave Reichert, Republican: $469 including his wife, for health, dental and vision. Rep. Rick Larsen, Democrat: $365 including his wife and two children. Rep. Doc Hastings, Republican: $356 including his wife. Rep. Adam Smith, Democrat: $356 including his wife and two children. Rep. Norm Dicks, Democrat: $356 including his wife. Read more: Political Buzz - The News Tribune ... z1JJkgbZFG Average Ameicans pay over $800 a month for healthcare not including co-pays and deductions, and do not make nearly as much as congress. Why is that? I think Congress should pay more for their healthcare than average americans since they can afford to pay more. Plus retire with 80% of their salary and with their healthcare paid for. What is wrong with this picture.