Anti-Government Tea Partier Sharron Angle Gets Health Care from the Federal Government
Like many Tea Party candidates, Sharron Angle has called for a repeal of the health care act.Last week, Angle made headlines when she mocked mandated health coverage forautism treatment. Politico reportstoday that Angle and her husband actually receive health care from the federal government:
Angle's campaign acknowledged to Nevada journalist Jon Ralston Monday that both the candidate and her husband receive health care from the federal government. Spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said in a statement: "Mr. Ted Angle receives his pension through the (federal) Civil Service Retirement System. While it is not supplemented by the federal government, current civil servants pay into the program to pay the schedule of those already retired - much like how the Social Security Program works today. Mr. Angle does not qualify - nor does he receive Social Security benefits. His health insurance plan (the Federal Employee Health Program), which also covers Sharron, is a continuation of what he was receiving while he worked for the federal government."