Skip to comments.Dem Congressman’s Wife: ‘Mind-Blowing’ Our Insurance Doesn’t Cover Marriage Counseling
Posted on 09/09/2019 6:59:49 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Rep. Joe Cunningham's wife says therapy and marriage counseling are 'basic well-known needs'
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 congressmanyes, also my husbandbut 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."
Cunningham's office did not respond to an inquiry into whether he agrees with his wife's assessment of the plan, but he wouldn't be the first freshman member dissatisfied with the Obamacare plan they're given.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Rep. Cindy Axne (D., Iowa) complained to a group of constituents that she doesn't get "good insurance."
"You really dont want what I have, because I dont get good insurance," Axne said. "It's okay insurance. Just so you know, congresspeople, we have to purchase from the ACA [Affordable Care Act], we purchase from the network."
Amanda Cunningham, a licensed yoga instructor, sold her ownership stake in a South Carolina yoga studio earlier this year, according to a profile of her in Charleston's Post and Courier. She now works part-time as development director for a nonprofit helping vulnerable women.
The couple met as crew-members on a luxury yacht, according to the profile.
Free everything for everybody!
why do I need marriage counseling if Im not married, or if I dont happen to suck at being married?
That’s a typical democrat’s world: everything’s upside-down.
They rejected it because it is a well known fact that Democrats dont have conflict with anyone, ever, and that therapy is therefore an unnecessary extravagance. /s
keep talking. youll once again be a yoga instructor in charleston very soon.
Sounds like her mind was blown long ago. What a dingbat.
this race would still be a gop seat if mark sanford wasnt such a bag of flaccid . . .
Take it up with your American Honkytonk Bar Association.
He could’ve used some marriage counseling...
I know what she means. I need a fully restored '60s muscle car. Gibmedat.
Wait until she discovers that it doesn’t cover manicures and pedicures!
we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" And now she knows!
try being a Conservative... Happily Married 42 years.
Don’t need no steenkin’ counseling and if I did, we would pay for it !
Where do these Idiots come from?
Does anyone have a successful marriage counseling story? Seems like seeing one is a prelude to divorce.
I guess I am one of those fortunate few who don’t suck at being married, 41 years and she is still the only woman for me.
I still chop and split the wood to keep my BABY warm.
(for some reason she still thinks I am about 32 years old)
Then don’t get married beotch.
I suspect the congressional insurance options are far better and cheaper than what we peons have available...
Ok..But if my Doctor prescribed a 66 Pontiac GTO for me... and your doctor prescribed a ‘68 AMC Javelin for you.....Would you like to pick your own Doctor??
My doctor would need to pick a doctor to straighten his nose out!
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