The wife of Democrat Rep. Joe Cunningham went on a self-described “rant on social media” about her health coverage.
She says therapy and marriage counseling are ‘basic well-known needs.’ Wait. What? Have a listen if you don’t believe us.
Democratic congressman, Joe Cunningham’s wife is furious that their taxpayer-subsidized healthcare plan declined to pay for therapy sessions, according to a rant on an insurance bill she posted on Instagram.
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. The plan is apparently not good enough for his wife, Amanda Cunningham, who told her Instagram followers she would be urging her husband to do something about it.
“I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important,” she said on her Instagram story last week. “I’ve been going over my not-a-bill bill here from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing that once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.”
“It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is health care, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me,” she said. “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, 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’s seeking mental health and needs support doing so,” she concluded. “I’m just flabbergasted.” More
Her husband makes $174,000 a year, I am pretty sure they should be able to cover the costs. None of those things she listed as “basic rights” are basic rights. They are services that you pay for through insurance premiums.
If the insurer doesn’t cover certain things, which includes various health or well-being services or procedures, or things not within the network of coverage, then find another provider, if possible, or buy supplemental insurance that does cover those things. Or realize that certain things aren’t going to be covered by a blanket policy and pay for it out of pocket just like the rest of us.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.