Wife of South Carolina Dem Congressman Goes off the Rails on Social Media Because Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Their Marriage Counseling
South Carolina Democrat, Joe Cunningham, who is serving his first term in Congress is in hot water with his wife. Amanda Cunningham who is a licensed yoga instructor, aired some of the couple’s dirty laundry in a somewhat comical social media rant.
While waving a letter from her insurance company around she said “once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.” Cunningham said it was “mind-blowing” that health insurance did not cover her “absolutely basic” needs.
It was entertaining when she then cried out to political leadership to right her wrong. “So, I’m reaching out to my congressman-yes, also my husband- but saying, like, hey, what can we do about this?” Clearly unsure what to do about this, she continued, “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.”
The Cunningham’s marriage crisis, according to Amanda, is the taxpayer’s problem. We should all pay in more money to insurance companies so that her marriage counseling bills can be covered. “This affects us, our family, it affects everyone else who’s seeking mental health and needs support doing so…I’m just flabbergasted.”
Perhaps Mr. Cunningham believes this is a private matter he should discuss with his wife in the privacy of their home, as his office did not respond to any inquiries about whether he agrees with his wife.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that this is not the first case of dissatisfaction of “the Obamacare plan” congress is given. “Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) complained to a group of constituents that she doesn’t get ‘good insurance.” Axne told the group, “you really don’t want what I have, because I don’t get good insurance…Just so you know, congresspeople, we have ot purchase from the [Affordable Care Act], we purchase from the network.”