Author Topic: Yes, Please: Sen. Marco Rubio Accepts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy  (Read 180 times)

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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), an Obamacare critic, has signed up for health insurance on the District of Columbia exchange, and he's accepted a $10,000 taxpayer subsidy to defray the cost of his family's health insurance.

"It's an employer contribution," Rubio was quoted as saying on Monday. "It's available to every employee of the federal government."

But as CNSNews.com has reported, some members of Congress are refusing the subsidy, saying it's not right for them to get a perk that is unavailable to many Americans in the private sector.

Under a deal arranged by the federal Office of Personnel Management in August, members of Congress -- who earn at least $174,000 -- will be able to keep the approximate $10,000 subsidy that they received under their previous federal health care plan. But the same deal is not available to Americans in the private sector.


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Re: Yes, Please: Sen. Marco Rubio Accepts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 12:57:10 PM »
And this is grounds to chuck Mr. Rubio out with the proverbial bathwater?

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Re: Yes, Please: Sen. Marco Rubio Accepts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
Some reputed conservatives can be very tone-deaf at times.  **nononono*


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