The Governor’s Monthly Health Care Premium: $30

Gov. Rick Scott receives taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for $30 per month.

By Ralph De La Cruz
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

Gov. Rick Scott and his wife are getting taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for $30 per month, the Miami Herald reports.

And that’s for family coverage.

He and Ann are two of the 32,000 people enrolled in the program for top state officials. Those eligible pay $8.34 per month for individual coverage and $30 per month for family coverage.

In Scott’s defense, the Herald points out that Scott pushed for all state employees to pay the same premium and to cap the amount of health insurance coverage provided. But the legislature balked at the plan. Brian Burgess, Scott’s spokesman, refused to discuss details of the governor’s health insurance, calling it a “private matter.”

The story about Scott’s decision to take the taxpayer-subsidized, low-cost insurance comes at a time when questions are being raised about his office’s growing payroll. Scott recently hired a tea party activist to serve as a public liaison, one of seven such liaisons that Scott has hired to keep him apprised of public opinion at a cost of $400,000.

And Tallahassee insider Steve McNamara, Scott’s new chief of staff charged with rehabilitating the governor’s image, is making $189,000 — a 26 percent increase over what former chief of staff Mike Prendergast was paid.

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One Response to “The Governor’s Monthly Health Care Premium: $30”

  1. Alana Mohney says:

    Alana Mohney
    alanamohney11@yahoo.com

    Hi and thank you for taken the time to listen to my message. I am a single white female, 54 yrs of age. I have not have health insurance for the last couple of yrs due to being on my own and only making Nine dollars an hour. I can not afford around two hundred dollars a month for my medical. I need a roof n food, along with other expense’s.

    What I am asking is please tell me how to go about getting this Health insurance, I am a breast cancer survivor of almost five yrs
    and I have not been check for almost three. Clinic’s cost and they will want to do a monogram on me and I can not have that due to my implants.

    I hope to hear back from you soon and I thank you for your time.

    Re-guards,

    Alana Mohney

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