Well, well, well…it looks like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is taking full advantage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), enrolling his entire family and accepting a highly contested government discount as well, reports The Tampa Bay Times.
“Senator Rubio spent time looking at all the options and decided to enroll through the D.C. exchange for coverage for him and his family,” said Rubio spokesperson Brooke Sammon.
Read more from the The Times:
Rubio, a father of four, also took the federal subsidy afforded to lawmakers and staff — a perk worth up to 75 percent of monthly premium costs — that some Republicans wanted to kill off. Even some lawmakers who have enrolled in the exchange have rejected the taxpayer-funded employer contribution.
Sammon did not say what led Rubio to decide the health care plan was better than what he could have gotten on his own, and Rubio could not be reached Tuesday. But those who wanted to keep their employer coverage — and that generous subsidy — were directed to use the exchange, called DC Health Link.