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.”
In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan.
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 1, 2018
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.
Free market healthcare with price transparency, and options to insurance such as direct primary care and expanded HSAs would lower costs significantly and keep quality while single payer requires econ killing taxes, rationing, long wait times, doctor shortages, lower quality.
— JimDarrh (@justjim00001) December 2, 2018
Medicare for all will bankrupt our country, lead to severe rationing of care, and force providers out of the field with HUGE pay cuts. As a Social Worker in Private Practice, O-Care already bankrupted me once. NEVER AGAIN!!!
— ❌Eric MAGA Fight Is On! (@EricHed7) December 2, 2018
Single payer system will be a greater disaster
Premiums will be huge
Coverage will dwindle
If mandated healthcare will become slavery for working class
— Sheikh Maweiwei (@SMaweiwei) December 2, 2018
Who will pay the Bills for this massive expense?
You won’t have to worry anymore since you got the #CadillacInsurance for life now.
Our premiums have almost Triped in 5 years since #Obamacare
Please leave the working class people alone for a bit.
— Rash Malik?? (@RashMalik4) December 2, 2018
Healthcare and insurance with premiums and deductibles too high too afford are two separate things. Obamacare caused premiums & deductibles to skyrocket making healthcare less available to the working class.
— Liney (@LineyRvS) November 19, 2018
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.
See this and other responses below:
If Congress would have had to participate in Obamacare it NEVER would have passed. Both sides did what was best for themselves.
— Jamison Temples (@jamisontemples) December 2, 2018
The ‘only affordable for congress care act…’
Just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
— MrWillardWatts (@EatByInstinct) December 2, 2018
Wasn’t Congress exempt from Obamacare? Which cancelled my original healthcare policy. I went years without insurance because of that monumentally misguided experiment despite being told 30 different ways I could keep my plan. Result is adverse selection. I don’t trust you.
— Andrew Broering (@AndrewBroering) December 2, 2018
Why is congress exempt from Obamacare? Us Taxpayers have to pay for their awesome health insurance!!!!! So not fair
— ?? FREEDOM ?? (@LisaAnauo) December 2, 2018
“As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress”
You are right! It’s not FAIR!
But the answer is for @POTUS to force all members of Congress to go on Obamacare!
If Obamacare isn’t good enough for Congress, how can you advocate #MedicareForAll?
— ❌ Irredeemable_D.Sharp ❌ (@sh_irredeemable) December 2, 2018
1. TFW @Ocasio2018 suddenly realizes she doesn’t like paying #Obamacare’s pre-existing condition tax.
2. @Ocasio2018 finally discovered Congress gave itself an illegal subsidy so they can pay that tax – and thinks giving that to everyone will “solve” the problem… https://t.co/0dExB7cRQk
— Chris Jacobs (@chrisjacobsHC) December 2, 2018
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.