Rick Scott, another darling of the Tea Party, gets some really cheap health care:
Gov. Rick Scott, a critic of the federal health care overhaul, is paying less than $400 a year for health insurance for himself and his wife.
While Scott is accepting no salary for his job as governor, the multimillionaire and former hospital chain executive chose to enroll in the taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan offered by the state of Florida.
Scott is among nearly 32,000 people in state government who pay relatively low health insurance premiums. It’s a perk that is available to high-ranking state officials, including those in top management at all state agencies. Nearly all 160 state legislators are also enrolled in the program that costs just $8.34 a month for individual coverage and $30 a month for family coverage.
Scott pays about the same per year that people pay for family coverage per month at minimum wage jobs. Think about that Floridians as you sit hear about your state’s budget problems. Scott sure as hell won’t turn down that cheap health coverage and the hypocrites of the Tea Party and GOP sure as hell won’t call him out on it.
And if that isn’t bad enough, Florida is one of the state’s trying to cut employees bargaining rights. You know, those pesky police, teachers and firefighters, who make far less than Scott, shouldn’t have a right to try and get cheaper health insurance like Scott gets. No, screw them! Instead our tax dollars should be used to take care of the rich, not the ones who take care of us.
There really is a special kind of place in Hell for these scumbags.