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August 7, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Health care for Congress continues to be subsidized

Members of Congress are selfish

Congress members, our national group of elected men and women, are still thinking of themselves as “the elite.” [“Fix to keep government paying Congress’ health premiums,” News, Aug. 3.]

They want to continue being subsidized at 75 percent of their health-care premiums and their staffs’ health-care premiums, by us taxpayers, even under the Affordable Care Act.

These folks are the same ones who cut subsidies to the poor for food, housing and education because of the expense. If Congress would pay its own premiums in full instead of whining about paying 25 percent, there would be more tax money to apply to services for the poor.

Ask yourself this question: Which is more important, health premiums for the wealthy, or vital services for the poor?

Elizabeth Williams, Seahurst

 

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