Flexing her Soviet-style communist credentials, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained about being provided government-run healthcare that presented her with too many “complex financial products.”
The New York Democrat’s point of contention seemed to be the many numerous options provided to members of Congress, prompting her to call for even more government control and fewer choices.
“Members of Congress also have to buy their plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized,” Ocasio-Cortez explained to her followers. “That means I get to ‘choose’ [between] 66 complex financial products. This is absurd. No person should go without healthcare, [and] no one should go through this, either.”
It’s not very often consumers complain about having too many options to choose from. We’d also argue “66 complex financial products” are only complex for someone used to counting on their fingers and toes.
Members of Congress also have to buy their plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized.
That means I get to “choose” btwn 66 complex financial products.
This is absurd. No person should go without healthcare, &no one should go through this, either. pic.twitter.com/bIeD71CD5g
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 16, 2019
Her Solution? More Government
Ocasio-Cortez continued her rant about government healthcare by pushing the socialist dream program, Medicare For All.
“While I am VERY thankful to finally have health insurance, it is a moral outrage that it took me *getting elected to Congress* for that to happen,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “The US needs to become an advanced society. That includes establishing healthcare as a right to all people.”
It didn’t take getting elected to Congress to get health insurance. As a bartender or intern for Ted Kennedy, you opted not to purchase a private plan, or something possibly offered by your employer. In other words, as a young person, you prioritized your needs and opted not to buy insurance. Which is everybody’s right.
“As someone who has now experienced many parts of the insurance spectrum (being uninsured, underinsured, and adequately insured) I don’t see how anyone can think our current healthcare system only needs a 10% improvement or a just few tweaks,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We need #MedicareForAll.”
Think about that for a minute and understand just how much AOC approves of being shackled and bound by government. She’s so livid about too many choices being, in her mind, complex, that she wants the government to decide for her. Ease over freedom. Subservient to the government because it’s simpler. What any good socialist believes.
.@AOC: I’m tired of this idea that #MedicareForAll and tuition free public colleges are some hand out from somebody else. Nobody else is giving us a damn thing. We build this on our own. pic.twitter.com/k8IL6Gfq8I
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) December 10, 2019
Basic Economics Also Too Complex for AOC
As The Hill reports, socialized medicine in the form of ‘Medicare For All’ is “a deliberate effort to eliminate choice.”
They go on to explain why more choices, not less, are better financially for the people:
States are best positioned to establish platforms that promote all legal and viable coverage options. That’s because health care is local and best delivered in states, counties, and cities, where people reside. And innovation in coverage must adapt to the needs of a community. This is why federally mandated programs — such as “Medicare for all” — that are invariably one-size-fits-all regularly fail and become so expensive.
Even former President Barack Obama, an architect of the “Affordable” Care Act that limited choice, warned about the costs of a program that would eliminate them even further.
“Democrats should be ready to answer questions about how they will pay for an idea while making big promises to constituents,” he warned.
Medicare for All, meanwhile, has seen proposals cost anywhere between $28 and $32 trillion according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
No doubt, Ocasio-Cortez would argue the expense is worth not having to make “complex” decisions on your own.