Rep. Alexandria (D-N.Y.), complained about 66 subsidized health care options allowed by the government; the abundance of benefits available to her by 2020 seemed “absurd.”
“Members of Congress also have to buy their [health care] plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized . This means I get to ‘choose’ 66 complex financial products,” she wrote in one of her tweets.
“This is absurd. No person should go without health care, & no one should go through this, either,” she concluded.
For Juniper Research Group founder and CEO Christopher Jacobs, with experience purchasing health plans, Ocasio-Cortez’s statements are at least inaccurate.
“I can characterize most of the points she makes in the tweet as inaccurate, or rooted in the special privilege she receives as a member of Congress,” Jacobs argued in an article published in the The Federalist.
Next, Jacobs explained Ocasio-Cortez inaccuracies, one of which is that the allowed way to buy it is the one that grants the subsidy offered by the government for these health plans, however, this form is not mandatory.
In addition, she has 66 options available to her because of her privileged status as a congresswoman, while for an ordinary citizen the possibilities are reduced to one third, that is to say to 23 options on average.
The editor and presenter of MRCTV, Brittany M. Hughes, gave an image of what would be the optimal option for a socialist like Ocasio-Cortez.
For socialists, there should be “just a single, one-size-fits-all nonoption that doesn’t care about meeting your needs, the timeline of your medical care or … well, really having much to do with you, at all. Just get in line, comrade,” Hughes said.
AOC has been embroiled in numerous scandals, including the accumulation of a pile of ethics complaints during her first few months in Congress, with hardly any of them answered, according to Daily Caller.