Congress should pay more for their healthcare.

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    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.


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    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.
     
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    Of course, this begs the question: So?
     
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    They probably don't pay as much as the "average" because they work for the government and get discounted benefits... just like military personnel and some many other employees of the government.
     

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