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.
AOC DIGS IN: Ocasio-Cortez Says It’s ‘A Myth’ that Veterans’ Healthcare System is ‘Broken’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her recent claims that the Veterans’ Affairs healthcare system “ain’t broke” Monday; saying it’s “a myth” that the VA hospitals “are broken.”
“You might have heard Fox News talking about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “because there is a myth that all VAs everywhere are broken.”
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 29, 2019
“If we can starve them of budgets and make sure they can’t do their job, then we can say the whole system should be thrown away,” she said while speaking with supporters in New York City. “I’m not going to back down from protecting the VA.”
AOC IMPLODES: Ocasio-Cortez Blames Sinking Poll Numbers on ‘Far Right Propaganda’ and ‘Dark Money’
Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in Thursday night on her sinking poll numbers among independents across the country; blaming the sudden drop on “far right propaganda” and a “dark money internet operation.”
“It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something,” posted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something https://t.co/HChBp04c8W
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2019
Her comments come days after her fellow Democratic lawmakers refused to publicly endorse the ‘Green New Deal,’ voting “present” when the massive legislation was called to a full vote in the US Senate.