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Isn't anybody upset that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has totally free full

  1. ptosis profile image75
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Isn't anybody upset that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has totally free full coverage healthcare?

    Yet if she wasn't part of the elitist privileged ruling class America - that Arizona, the state she represents - would give her NO help until she was 40% BELOW Federal Poverty Level from medical expenses?


  2. Nan Mynatt profile image63
    Nan Mynattposted 6 years ago

    She should have free health coverage.  She was almost killed while she was on duty. She was attending her weekly people's conference. She was there to answer questions and tell them what is going on in Washington.  She was doing her duty as a government elected official.

  3. Etherealenigma profile image81
    Etherealenigmaposted 6 years ago

    Is she republican? I don't think any gov. official should get free medical, especially republicans, who want everyone to pay for it so they can keep getting richer.

  4. tlynn6420 profile image58
    tlynn6420posted 6 years ago

    I didn't know that, but yeah that does upset me.  I'm struggling to keep health care for me and my family, but people who can afford it get it for free.

  5. ptosis profile image75
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Found out the Congressman have the same health care as all federal employess and not just a special one for themselves only.

    The government FEHB picks up 72 percent of the average premium toward the total cost of a premium—roughly on par with what a generous private-sector employer would offer.

    This is for all 8.3 million federal employees.

  6. hazelbrown profile image91
    hazelbrownposted 6 years ago

    No, it doesn't upset me.  I am glad we have some people in Congress who are not complete selfish idiots.  I believe that we should all get free healthcare, however.  I don't begrudge her good deal on healthcare, but I wish everyone could have the same deal.

  7. cooldad profile image60
    cooldadposted 6 years ago

    It bothers me that politicians in general rarely have to live by the rules normal Americans do.  Why should they have free healthcare and normal people have to pay?  Their silver spoons are so large, I'm surprised they don't choke on them.

    It was very sad what happened to her and her recovery has been amazing.

  8. PiaC profile image60
    PiaCposted 6 years ago

    The poor woman was nearly killed while carrying out her job. I would be horrified if the government failed to cover her. I hope she covers as much of her health as possible.

  9. sunflowerbucky profile image78
    sunflowerbuckyposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely not!  She was shot in cold blood while doing her job.  I believe anyone shot at work would normally be covered by worker's compensation, would they not?  I'd much rather have my tax dollars help Gabrielle reach a full recovery then paying for illegal immigrants to reproduce, or to pay for food stamps for lazy, ignorant welfare recipients.