A new member of the state’s Congressional delegation wants to make clear he does not choose to support or use taxpayer-subsidized health care. Fourth District Rep. Trey Gowdy voted to repeal and defund the new federal health care law, yet signed on to federal health care coverage for himself.
This drew criticism from state Democrats and proponents of the health care reform, like state Sen. Brad Hutto, who asked the GOP to “put their money where their mouth is and opt out.”
To put any criticisms or questions to rest, Congressman Gowdy told SCRN that he has now purchased a private plan. AUDIO: Gowdy explains his decision (1:31)
His announcement came after sixteen members of the congressional freshmen class –none from South Carolina–announced they would purchase their own insurance to protest subsidized health insurance, which costs hundreds less for government employees.