Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Frustrating’ that lawmakers oppose Medicare-for-All while enjoying cheap government insurance

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Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted Saturday that she was frustrated to learn that her healthcare costs would be chopped my more than half upon entering Congress, accusing her fellow lawmakers of enjoying cheap government health insurance while opposing similar coverage for all Americans.

In a tweet, the New York freshman lawmaker-elect wrote that her healthcare as a waitress was “more than TWICE” as high as what she would pay upon taking office as a congresswoman next month.

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday afternoon.

“It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for #MedicareForAll,” she added. – READ MORE

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