Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued her calls for a universal healthcare system throughout the USA Tuesday; strangely suggesting Americans already “ration” their medical expenses because they have to pay for it.
“GOP often cries that guaranteeing healthcare in the US will force us to ‘ration’ it. Thing is, we’re rationing care NOW. People wait too long to see a doctor, if they go at all, bc they can’t afford paying cash or bc their insurance is too pricey,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.
GOP often cries that guaranteeing healthcare in the US will force us to “ration” it.
Thing is, we’re rationing care NOW. People wait too long to see a doctor, if they go at all, bc they can’t afford paying cash or bc their insurance is too pricey.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 16, 2019
AOC is a vocal supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All system; a program that would completely eliminate private insurance plans for all Americans.
Sanders offered a one-word answer when pressed on his controversial Medicare for All program last Thursday; confirming no one in America should be able to keep their private insurance.
“I’m a math teacher and I love polling data… Based on recent polling, Democratic voters, more than half of them prefer to keep their private health insurance. If Medicare for All was an option, would you give them that choice?” asked a member of the audience.
“Nope,” said Sanders.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2019
Recent polling showed a major shake-up in the Democratic primary process this week, with Senator Elizabeth Warren surpassing Bernie Sanders for the second-place spot just behind former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that 26 percent of likely primary voters support Biden, while 19 percent support Warren. Trailing those two are Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.), who are each backed by 13 percent,” reports The Hill.
“The only other contenders who receive support from more than 1 percent of voters are South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 7 percent, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke with 2 percent and former tech executive Andrew Yang with 2 percent,” adds the site.