The wife of South Carolina Democrat Rep. Joe Cunningham complained last week that the couple’s taxpayer-subsidized insurance plan doesn’t cover marriage counseling or therapy.
Amanda Cunningham, a licensed Yoga instructor who met her husband while they served as crew-members on a luxury yacht, said she was “flabbergasted” by the scope of her Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“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,” Amanda Cunningham told her followers in an Instagram Stories post last week.
“It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is health care, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me,” she said in the video.
In response to the situation, Cunningham put the pressure on her husband.
“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, I don’t know what you do, but let’s do it because this is ridiculous,” she said.
As the Free Beacon’s Brent Scher noted, the plan enjoyed by Cunningham and her first term congressman husband is an Obamacare “gold” plan. They are responsible for paying approximately a quarter of the premiums.