Being a member of Florida's House is a pretty sweet gig. This group, the ones who went against the will of their governor, their citizens, the health care community and common decency in refusing to expand Medicaid in their state, voted themselves a smoking good deal on their own health insurance.
House members will pay just $8.34 a month for state-subsidized health care next year, or $30 a month to cover their entire family.Those same House Republicans don't have limited numer of doctor visits, and can get all the preventive care they want. All but 12 of the state's legislators, who are considered part-time workers, take this sweet insurance deal. The cost to Florida taxpayers for each House member's health insurance is almost $600. Which I think qualifies the Florida House of Representatives to be the country's largest parasite.
That’s one-sixth of what state senators and most state employees will pay, and one-tenth of the cost to the average private-sector worker, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
It’s also less than the $25 a month House Republicans wanted to charge poor Floridians for basic coverage such as a limited number of doctor visits or preventive care.