Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get memo Congress exempted itself from Obamacare. It accidentally blows up in her face.


Socialist congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez managed this weekend to accidentally prove why the socialist-styled healthcare she seeks would never in a million years actually work.

She unwittingly accomplished this feat by tweeting out complaints about America’s current healthcare debacle, which as a reminder exists because of the former President Barack Hussein Obama’s socialist-light healthcare policy, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

“In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan,” she tweeted Saturday evening. “As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress.”

“It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for #MedicareForAll.”


There were about 1,000+ problems with this tweet, and the conservatives and other free market aficionados on Twitter were eager to note these problems to the young congresswoman-elect.

Working Americans currently pay exorbitant premiums for their healthcare because of Obamacare’s socialist-light wealth distribution. The widely panned healthcare law forces those who earn a meager or above living to essentially pay the way for everybody else.

Included among “everybody else” are those who don’t work, those who suffer from pre-existing conditions and those who want to live life as the opposite gender.

Were the congresswoman-elect’s #MedicareForAll plan implemented, the working class would again bear the brunt of the cost. Their own healthcare would meanwhile be subjected to the sort of restrictions and rationing currently seen in Canada and the U.K.

Regarding Ocasio-Cortez’s current healthcare, it’s affordable only because after a congressional coalition of mostly Democrats passed Obamacare in 2010, they installed an exemption for themselves.

According to one Twitter user, “If Congress would have had to participate in Obamacare it NEVER would have passed. Both sides did what was best for themselves.”

It’s certainly possible.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s #MedicareForAll plan, which is in reality the brainchild of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, would reportedly cost over $32 trillion within its first decade in operation.

For such a plan to be sustained, the tax rates of all working Americans would have to be spiked. The only ones who’d be spared would be those who choose for whatever reason not to work.

Vivek Saxena


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