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Dem Congressman Defends ObamaCare: I Shouldn't Subsidize My Son, The Taxpayers Should

By: Melanie Hunter (CNS News)

During a House Energy and Commerce Committee on Obamacare, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that he thinks Obamacare will save him money by subsidizing an insurance policy for his 33-year-old son.

Under Obamacare, Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty level can get their health insurance subsidized by the taxpayers if they buy a government-approved plan in the government-run exchange.

Taxpayers pay Doyle an annual salary of $174,000 for serving in Congress.

However, Doyle told Sebelius he "thinks" his wife is now paying his "self-employed" 33-year-old son's health insurance premium, and after pushing his son to look into what was available on the government exchange discovered that he could get a plan for half the price.

“One of my four kids is self-employed. He’s 33 years old. He’s paying about $140 a month right now for a Blue Cross plan. He’s eligible for a subsidy. We browse that site. He’s going to be able to get coverage for about half of what he’s paying right now, and that’s good news for us, because I think my wife is paying his premium, so I think we’re going to save the money,” Doyle said.

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Does "self-employed" mean, in this instance, living in the basement playing video games, surfing porn sites and eating Cheetos? What a dope Doyle is.
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