Congressman-Elect Kelly Plans To Decline Government-Paid Health Coverage

Kevin Flowers
The Erie Times-News

Congressman-elect Mike Kelly was among the Republicans who blasted the Democrats’ health-care law leading up to the midterm elections.

Now many of those Republicans face pressure to decline government-provided health coverage when they take office — and Kelly said today he plans to do just that.

Both Kelly and fellow GOP Congressman-elect Bobby Schilling, of Illinois, have pledged to refuse health care coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan when they take office in January.