During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Obamacare on Wednesday, 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.
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