AOC Furious Over American's Having Too Many Healthcare Choices
The socialist representative seemed to have no idea how the marketplace created by American capitalism actually helps workers by providing them with a bounty of choices when it comes to their healthcare. Or that choice is a part of freedom, freedom that would be taken away if her own socialist policies ever went into effect.
As Townhall reports:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her frustration over having dozens of insurance plans to choose from while many Americans are left with only one option thanks to government involvement in the healthcare market.
"Members of Congress also have to buy their plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized. That means I get to 'choose' [between] 66 complex financial products. This is absurd. No person should go without healthcare, [and] no one should go through this, either," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Sunday.
Members of Congress also have to buy their plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 16, 2019
That means I get to “choose” btwn 66 complex financial products.
This is absurd. No person should go without healthcare, &no one should go through this, either. pic.twitter.com/bIeD71CD5g
And as someone who has now experienced many parts of the insurance spectrum (being uninsured, underinsured, and adequately insured) I don’t see how anyone can think our current healthcare system only needs a 10% improvement or a just few tweaks.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 16, 2019
We need #MedicareForAll.
The Washington Examiner pointed out how Ocasio-Cortez clearly lacks a basic understanding of how insurance costs are able to be kept low.
The one-size-fits-all plan backed by the Bernie Bros might be a fine option if you're not capable of understanding or choosing insurance. But it would make six-figure earners such as Ocasio-Cortez pay more in premiums (levied as taxes), even though many of them would need less medical attention than older people potentially not paying into the system at all. This is also the real reason a hybrid plan like Pete Buttigieg's "Medicare for All Who Want It" cannot work. All private health insurance must be abolished if Medicare is to cover everything for everyone because the system can only work by massively overcharging younger and healthier people. [...]