Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubling-down on Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All proposal Wednesday; telling reporters no one in America would be “heartbroken” if tossed-off their private insurance plan.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said on Wednesday nobody is ‘heartbroken’ by the prospect of losing their private health insurance if Medicare for All were to be implemented,” reports Fox News.
“People like their health care, they like their doctor… But I’d be interested in what the public polling on Aetna would look like,” said Ocaio-Cortez.
.@AOC, asked about warnings from Joe Biden on Medicare for All, says nobody is “heartbroken” at the idea of losing private insurance.
“People like their health care, they like their doctor,” she says. “But I’d be interested in what the public polling on Aetna would look like.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 17, 2019
Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders offered a one-word answer when pressed on his controversial Medicare for All program last week; 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.
BERNIECARE: Sanders Unveils ‘Medicare for All’ Plan, Will Eliminate Private Insurance, Cost $30T
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his latest ‘Medicare for All’ proposal Wednesday; announcing his plan to transform Medicare into a full-fledged universal healthcare program during a four-year transition that would eliminate private insurance companies.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
While the proposal doesn’t specify the associated costs, experts say the program would likely cost $30 trillion over the next decade.
Read the full report at Politico.
BUSTED! ‘Medicare for All’ Sponsor Admits New Plan Would Eliminate ‘1 MILLION JOBS’
Rep. Pramila Jayapal publicly admitted this week that her ‘Medicare for All’ proposal would result in the elimination of more than one million jobs across America; saying the government would have to help those workers “transition” to other industries.
Jayapal was speaking at a town hall event at American University when she was asked how workers in the private insurance industry would survive under the new plan.
“There are a lot of people who work in the private insurance industry,” Jayapal said. “We have thought carefully about how we’d take care of those folks because we think those people are very important.”
“There’s about a million people that we think would be displaced if ‘Medicare for All’ happens. We have set aside one percent a year of the total cost of the bill for five years to take care of a transition for employees in the private insurance sector,” she added.