Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez keeps opening her mouth and removing all doubt that she is politically an airhead. Every issue that she touches is gaffe-filled and she just can’t seem to help herself and shut up. One of her latest missteps is incorrectly claiming that an insurance company advised a patient to start a GoFundMe page to pay for their medical care.
Once again, she got it exactly wrong and Twitter blasted Ocasio-Cortez for it. What she is referring to is actually a transplant center that explained that if the money is not available for antirejection drugs they cannot operate. Not an insurance company. And it seems very disingenuous to use the tragedies of others to push socialized healthcare.
The Federalist Papers has more on this idiocy:
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On Saturday she did it again when she incorrectly stated that an insurance company advised a patient to start a GoFundMe to pay for their medical care.
“Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy – where customers can die if they can’t raise the goal in time – but sure, single-payer healthcare is unreasonable,” she wrote.
Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy – where customers can die if they can’t raise the goal in time – but sure, single payer healthcare is unreasonable.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 24, 2018
That sounds nice and it plays to her base.
But, as with many things she says, it is incorrect.
The company that advised the patient to start a GoFundMe was the Heart and Lung Specialized Care Clinics in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
And Twitter quickly pointed out her mistake.
Cortez, socialized healthcare doesn't work. Tell me how this will pay for itself without YOU taking all of my paycheck. I do not work for other's benefits. All you do is wear designer clothes talking about how I and others should pay for everything.
— Mic (@micmouton) November 25, 2018
This letter is from a non-profit clinic advised by an independent consortium of doctors, both parties which are unrelated to the payment recipient.
— Matt Petersen (@mattp_nyc) November 25, 2018
That's not an insurer. That's a transplant centre explaining clearly if the money is not available for antirejection drugs they cannot operate. Not the clinic's fault. Unfair to target the clinic.
— Jonathan Stanley (@JonMarcStanley) November 25, 2018
This is a Heart Transplant Clinic, not an insurer. Her monthly Medicare Part B copays will be very high; needs $$$ for this, the deductible, etc. The clinic is trying to ensure her success. No question our system is messed up, but please just be careful where you point Twitter.
— Michael Burton (@MichaelBurtonMD) November 25, 2018
I am unaware of, and unable to find any evidence of, an "insurance group" called "Heart and Lung Specialized Care Clinics". Can you provide additional proof of your claim? https://t.co/mqrloAG7MA
— Jeff McIrish (@JeffMcIrish) November 25, 2018
This has nothing to do with insurance and everything to do with the patient being a bad candidate due to their general unlikelihood to financially support the massive life changes having a heart transplant requires. Hearts are rare.
— Michael Arcane (@MichaelArcane) November 25, 2018
This wasn’t an insurer, @Ocasio2018, the letter is from the transplant committee. And they're likely requiring a $10k reserve because of the significant out-of-pocket costs MEDICARE imposes on patients. https://t.co/OcW5q84Dvp
— Matthew Cortland, esq. (@mattbc) November 24, 2018
1.) This is from the hospital, not her insurance.
2.) They don't have millions of hearts laying around and they need to make sure each surgery is a complete success.
3.) It's faster to crowdfund the $10000 than to request federal financial assistance on ANYTHING. https://t.co/LOXZHeNCe4
— Sarah Fraser (@sfraser574) November 25, 2018
This is NOT an insurance denial. Not only did she fail economics but reading comprehension. https://t.co/jadanmH1OW
— David.Frank (@DavidFrank35) November 25, 2018
1) Letter is not from the insurance conpany, but the transplant team. We all know reading isn't your strong suit, so don't feel too bad for your lack of comprehension.
— Jordan (@jmkulaga) November 25, 2018
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