Ocasio-Cortez Claims Nobody Is 'Heartbroken' Over Possibility of Losing Their Insurance

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 11:18 AM
Ocasio-Cortez Claims Nobody Is 'Heartbroken' Over Possibility of Losing Their Insurance

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She's on a roll. "Squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) compared the Boycotts, Disinvestments, and Sanctions movement to - I kid you not - the Boston Tea Party on Wednesday. The BDS movement encourages boycotts of Israeli goods and services. So yeah, not exactly the same as a patriotic protest against "taxation without representation." Just hours later she's given us another hot take. With all the debate over health care on the Democratic side, AOC has of course taken Sen. Bernie Sanders's side and endorsed Medicare for All. That plan would eliminate all private health insurance plans, but Ocasio-Cortez suggested that it's no big deal. Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur heard her say it.

What she was trying to say, Kapur offered, is that Americans can still expect quality health care with Medicare for All. 

The biggest proponent of Medicare for All, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), insists we can get it done. But his 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, threw cold water on his idea this week, telling an AARP forum that Medicare for All would be a disaster for the program and would be "the end" of Medicare as they knew it. The system just won't be able to handle 300 million more patients, he argued. Biden's plan to Protect and Build Obamacare would maintain the parts that worked, while allowing Americans to keep private insurance if they so desire, he said. Yet, the former vice president may have undermined his argument a bit by repeating President Obama's 2013 "Lie of the Year."

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Sanders's staff accused Biden of "flat out lying" about the senator's policy. 

We are heartbroken they're not getting along.