East Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert has dropped his health insurance, in a move that’s part political stand and part political stunt.
“Other people are going to see what I did when I looked into health insurance for my wife and me: that the deductible rate, it doubled, about $3,000 to $6,000, and our policy was going to go from about $300 to about $1,500 a month,” Gohmert said during a radio interview with Trey Graham, a pastor at Collin County’s First Melissa Baptist Church. “I actually don’t have insurance right now, so thank you very much, Obamacare.”
For months, Gohmert’s said he would rather give up his government-supplied insurance than accept any government subsidy. If he did accept the almost $950 a month subsidy, his proposed monthly bill would fall to less than $600.