Democratic congressman Joe Cunningham’s marriage is on the rocks and his wife is partially blaming taxpayers.
The congressman’s wife posted a video on Instagram whining about how she has to pay for her own marriage counseling.
She later says in the video that she plans on reaching out to her congressman aka her husband to try and get a bill passed so that Americans can pay for their marriage counseling instead of them having to try and fix their marriage themselves.
Amanda (his wife) says in the video,
“I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important. 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 healthcare, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me. So I’m reaching out to my congressman — yes, also my husband — but saying, like, hey, what can we do about this? Let’s go to the House floor, let’s write a bill, Iet’s — 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. I’m just flabbergasted.”
While she didn’t actually say it in so many words, the end results of this would be a rise in premium costs for everyone else which would severely impact many families who can barely afford their insurance now.
Even more so if someone is self-employed. Not everyone who is self-employed makes a ton of money. Back when I was looking into insurance for my family our cost would have been nearly $1700 per month. Imagine that amount or more PLUS raising the premiums even more in order to pay for their counseling.