Cuomo Clone Tedra Cobb’s Legislative Record on Healthcare: Cobb Voted to Make Medicare More Expensive for Seniors While Enrolling Herself and Her Family in a Government Funded Health Plan. Cuomo Clone Cobb Appointed By Cuomo Administration to State Healthcare Commission

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


CUOMO CLONE TEDRA COBB’S LEGISLATIVE RECORD ON HEALTHCARE:

Cobb Voted to Make Medicare More Expensive for Seniors While Enrolling Herself and Her Family in a Government Funded Health Plan

Cuomo Clone Cobb Appointed By Cuomo Administration to State Healthcare Commission

North Country voters already know Taxin’ Tedra Cobb voted over twenty times as a St. Lawrence County Legislator to raise taxes and wants a trillion dollars in new taxes to pay for her government funded healthcare scheme.

Now we know Tedra Cobb also voted to make Medicare more expensive for seniors while enrolling herself and her family in the county’s taxpayer-funded health plan. In contrast, Congresswoman Stefanik has led by example, voluntarily enrolling herself in Obamacare and declining government subsidies available to Members of Congress.

CUOMO CLONE TEDRA COBB’S LEGISLATIVE RECORD ON HEALTHCARE:

  • In 2009, then St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb voted to make Medicare more expensive for seniors. (SLC Minutes 11/17/2009)
  • While voting against seniors, Cobb enrolled herself and her family on the government-funded healthcare plan. (Susan Mende, “9 Of 15 Legislators Enrolled In HI Plan,” The Ogdensburg Journal, 8/21/2009 – full story below)
  • Despite voting to make Medicare more expensive, Cobb was later appointed by the Cuomo Administration to the North Country Health Systems Redesign Commission (NCHSRC). (NYAPRS)

CONGRESSWOMAN STEFANIK THE CLEAR CHOICE ON HEALTHCARE:

  • When Congresswoman Stefanik ran for Congress, she pledged to live by the same laws as her constituents. In office, Stefanik co-authored legislation that passed the House unanimously to ensure that members of Congress and their staffs would abide by the same rules as her constituents. She voluntarily enrolled in Obamacare and declined government subsidies available to Members of Congress.
  • Stefanik secured $27 million for rural hospitals, wrote the largest fix to Obamacare that helped lower costs and led the fight to fund our children’s health care program.

BACKGROUND:

    In 2009, then St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb voted to make Medicare more expensive for seniors. (SLC Minutes 11/17/2009)

  • Cobb enrolled herself and her family on the government-funded healthcare plan. (Susan Mende, “9 Of 15 Legislators Enrolled In HI Plan,” The Ogdensburg Journal, 8/21/2009 – full story below)
  • In 2013, Tedra Cobb appointed By Governor Andrew Cuomo Administration to New York Department of Health’s North Country Health Systems Redesign Commission (NCHSRC). (NYAPRS)
  • Congresswoman Stefanik did not accept government subsidies available to Members of Congress. Stefanik co-authored legislation that passed the House unanimously to ensure that members of Congress and their staffs would abide by the same rules as our constituents. (https://bit.ly/2zs77dE)
  • Stefanik secured $27 million for rural hospitals, wrote the largest fix to Obamacare that helped lower costs and led the fight to fund our children’s health care program. (https://bit.ly/2zs6AZc) (https://bit.ly/2zs77dE)

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9 Of 15 Legislators Enrolled In HI Plan

Journal, The (Ogdensburg, NY)

SUSAN MENDE

August 21, 2009

CANTON – Nine of the 15 St. Lawrence County legislators are enrolled in the county’s health insurance plan, either for individual or family coverage.

All 15 lawmakers have signed on for at least one other coverage with options including vision, dental and life insurance.

Dental coverage costs employees, including county legislators, $333 a year, while vision coverage is $252. Life insurance costs enrollees $33 annually.

Family coverage costs enrollees $2,903 a year while the county pays $12,601. Single coverage costs the county $6,010 per person, while enrollees pay $78 a year.

Here’s a breakdown of the insurance benefits received by each legislator, according to information provided by St. Lawrence County Administrator Karen M. St. Hilaire:

  • Vernon Burns (D-Ogdensburg) – No county health insurance. Takes dental, vision and life.
  • David Forsythe (R-Lisbon) – Single health insurance, dental and vision.
  • Joseph R. Lightfoot (R-Ogdensburg) – No health insurance. Takes dental, vision and life.
  • Alexander A. MacKinnon (R-Fowler) – Family health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Donald Peck (R-Gouverneur) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Frederick S. Morrill (D-Dekalb Junction) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Laura J. Perry (D-Hopkinton) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Tedra L. Cobb (D-Canton) – Family health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Peter W. FitzRandolph (D-Canton) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • J. Patrick Turbett (D-Potsdam) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Charles E. House (D-Potsdam) – Single health insurance, dental, vision and life.
  • Sallie A. Brothers (D-Norfolk) – No health insurance. Takes dental, vision and life.
  • Thomas R. Grow (R-Brasher Falls) – No health insurance. Takes dental, vision and life.
  • Gregory M. Paquin (D-Massena) – No health insurance. Takes dental, vision and life.
  • Dan Girard (D-Massena) – No health insurance. Takes vision and life.

Copyright, 2009, Johnson Newspaper Corporation

Record Number: 12A3902680765110

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