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Health care dominating McMorris Rodgers’ talks

McMorris Rodgers (The Spokesman-Review)
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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is getting an earful this summer from constituents over the health care debate. McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., back in Eastern Washington for Congress’ August recess, said today, “The hot topic is health care. It has exploded in August.” Meeting with The Spokesman-Review editorial board, McMorris Rodgers said, “It doesn’t matter where I go. I’ve never seen an issue become so dominant so quickly.” McMorris Rodgers said she is often asked about health insurance provided to members of Congress. The federally funded system offers several choices. McMorris Rodgers chose Blue Cross and Blue Shield and pays $400 monthly for health coverage and another $200 monthly for dental and vision care. She said she actually received better coverage when she was a member of the Washington Legislature. McMorris Rodgers offered no prediction on what Congress may eventually do about health care reform, but she acknowledged the confusion. “It’s impossible for anyone to know everything,” she said. “There are so many versions.”
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