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.