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Gohmert drops insurance, expects to face penalty

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas congressman says he has canceled health insurance for himself and his wife.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said he dropped the insurance because of increasing premiums due to the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Gohmert said he would be going without the insurance and instead saving money on his own to cover medical expenses.

"Hopefully we won't have any massive problems until we hopefully have Obamacare repealed and we can afford health insurance, but until then we'll just set money aside to deal with problems that come up," Gohmert said.

He said he expects to be hit with the penalty for going without health insurance on his taxes next year. Gohmert said he will also not be using the capitol physician which is available to members of Congress.

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