On Cuomo Prime Time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that socialized medicine will be affordable because people will no longer have to pay for funerals.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “And we’re also not talking about why aren’t we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who die because they can’t afford access to health care,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “That is part of the cost of our system.”
CNN host Chris Cuomo brought up the “sticker shock” of a single-payer system to his guest, noting such a proposal didn’t even work in a blue state like Vermont. Ocasio-Cortez, who burst onto the national scene when she upset Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in the Democratic primary in June, deflected by saying the current system causes sticker shock.
“We’re paying for this system,” she said. “Americans have the sticker shock of health care as it is, and what we’re also not talking about is why aren’t we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who died because they can’t afford access to health care? That is part of the cost of our system.”
“Why don’t we talk about the cost of reduced productivity because of people who need to go on disability, because of people who are not able to participate in our economy because they are having issues like diabetes or they don’t have access to the health care that they need?” she added.
In addition to implying people would stop dying with Medicare for all, she also called the monthly payment Americans make on health care a “tax,” which was incorrect. Those payments, as noted by Hot Air, do not go to the government but rather are health care premiums. The tax the Supreme Court referred to in upholding Obamacare as constitutional in 2012 was the penalty for not having health care collected by the IRS, better known as the individual mandate. More
Wow, what a stunningly stupid socialist who spouts nothing but meaningless blather all while saying nothing at all. Her funeral point just proves that she is less intelligent than dirt. This is “the face of the democratic party”? The Democrats should be scared. We can’t wait for November, how about you?
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