Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Bummed That She’ll Have Inexpensive Health Insurance In Congress

But she’ll take the cheap insurance rather than protesting and refusing, all as she pushes for single payer, er, Medicare for all

(The Hill) Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted Saturday that she was frustrated to learn that her health-care costs would be chopped by more than half upon entering Congress, accusing her fellow lawmakers of enjoying cheap government health insurance while opposing similar coverage for all Americans.

In a tweet, the New York freshman lawmaker-elect wrote that her health care as a waitress was “more than TWICE” as high as what she would pay upon taking office as a congresswoman next month.

“In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan. As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday afternoon.

“It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for #MedicareForAll,” she added.

Congrats on voting in someone with an economics degree who doesn’t understand economics, NY Democrats. There are way more people in Congress and the federal government overall which spreads the cost and the pool of those who use the insurance, which reduces cost. Not too mention that the government subsidizes a vast amount of the premium.

And Obamacare has driven up premiums, as well as the rarely mentioned deductibles. You know, the government controlled option.

And she still has no idea how to pay for it while still sounding like a fool

Ocasio-Cortez, who upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary, has repeatedly been unable to answer how she will pay for her socialistic policies. A study by the George Mason University Mercatus Center claims Medicare for All would cost $32.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years.

During an interview with Jorge Ramos last Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez said she is “puzzled” that people keep asking her how the country can afford socialized medicine.

“People often say, like, ‘how are you going to pay for it?’ And I find the question so puzzling, because, how do you pay for something that’s more affordable?” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that Medicare for All would be cheaper than the current health system is inaccurate. While the Mercatus Center study estimated drug prices would fall under Medicare for All, higher demand would still significantly drive up costs.

“How do you pay for cheaper rent?” she said. “You just pay for it. You’re paying more now!”

How do you pay for it? Taxes and user fees. Instead of paying a premium and deductibles, you just see your taxes go up. And you see the cost of living go up, because costs will get passed on.

Remember, tiny Vermont could not make single payer work. Medicare for all is just another name for single payer. A study showed that it would cost California twice their actual overall budget to do this type of scheme.

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16 Responses to “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Bummed That She’ll Have Inexpensive Health Insurance In Congress”

  1. Jethro says:

    So now you SUPPORT the idea of govt subsidized insurance since you can use it to attack Ocasio-Cortez??

    She’s making the point that cons used to make: Make gov’t employees subject to the same conditions as working class Americans.

    She thinks her Congressional health care should cost her MORE!

    And your idea of spreading insurance costs over a larger group is a good one – imagine if the group size was all Americans?

  2. Jethro says:

    And the point you insist on missing is the comparison between what Americans spend on healthcare today – the total is close to $4 trillion per year and going up. So spending $32 trillion over ten years seems like a bargain.

    Teach is sounding the fool.

    Fact: Every other advanced nation on the planet delivers quality healthcare to ALL their residents for less per person than the US. Better coverage, fewer dollars – seems like a better plan.

    We get it, your objection is not pragmatic but ideological. You want gov’t out of everything except national defense.

    • formwiz says:

      Cuba’s “quality healthcare” killed Fidel.

      Venezuela’s “quality healthcare” killed Hugo.

      Britain’s “quality healthcare” murdered little Alfie Wise.

      People from nations with “quality healthcare” come here to get our quality healthcare and ask, “Why in God’s name do you want what we have? It’s awful”.

      PS Old American maxim: You get whut you pay fer.

      • Jethro says:

        All you have is ignorance and lies.

        Did you know that more people LEAVE the US for healthcare than come here?

        You consider Cuba and Venezuela to be “advanced nations”?

        Alfie Wise? You likely mean Alfie Evans, the infant with an unidentified neurodegenerative disease. Tragically, Alfie died several days after ventilatory support was removed – on advice of all the medical professionals knowledgeable of Alfie’s condition. Alfie’s grieving father understandably called the episode “murder”, but saying after Alfie’s death, “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings… absolutely heartbroken.” None of us can be certain what we’d do under the same circumstances, although almost all parents would pursue every avenue for their child, even under the most dire prognosis.

        PS – In America, regarding healthcare, we absolutely DO NOT get ‘whut’ we pay for.

        Every other advanced nation (e.g., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea (South)… etc) provides health insurance (care) to all their residents for much less per person than we do in the US.

        • formwiz says:

          No, all I have is a wife who’s a nurse who hears from people coming here for the better health care and whose family has a cabin in Canada where she’s had to deal with the swell (/sarc) Canuckistan health care.

          All you have is lies.

          And let’s see who comes and who goes for health care.

        • david7134 says:

          Everything you just commented on is a lie. Bad thing is I believe you know that. So why do you lie?? What purpose??

  3. Kye says:

    When she was just a lowly commie bartender stealing tips off her fellow workers she was subjected to the costs of Obamacare. Now as a commie member of Congress she is part of the “elites” who voted themselves EXEMPT from Obamacare. See how that works Pinko?

    • Jethro says:

      All you have is ignorance and hate.

      • formwiz says:

        Now we know where Jeffery went all week.

        Troll camp, and they told him to just keep saying that because it would virtue shame all us white nationalists.

        • david7134 says:

          Jeff goes hunting with a bunch of liberal guys during this time of year. I think he has been told he picked up an STD from one of them.

      • Jethro says:

        It’s fascinating that you fellows are obsessed with me.

        We suppose that when all you have to occupy your minds is misinformation and a seething hatred for humanity, it’s good for you have a target.

        Remember what Max Ehrmann penned nearly a century ago:

        “If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”


        “And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

        • formwiz says:

          Actually, you are obsessed with us.

          You come here to peddle a lot of lies we know are lies and expect to win us over by using the standard Lefty epithets which always seem to fit you better than us.

          As for seething hatred for humanity, it wasn’t the capitalists who murdered about 140 people in the last century.

          And who’s Max Ehrmann?

  4. Employer subsidized premiums are a mystery to her. She thinks it is “cheaper insurance”.

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