OpEd: If AOC can’t even understand her own healthcare plan, why should she design ours?

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by Tina Lowe and published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to nationalize and control the healthcare of every person in the nation, yet she cannot fathom choosing her own taxpayer-subsidized insurance plan from the 66 generous gold plans offered by the United States Congress.

I suppose it makes sense that a campaign supporter of Bernie Sanders, who complains that we have too many deodorant and sneaker options, would lament such consumer choice as a bad thing. But this betrays her economic illiteracy.

The article goes on to state the following:

Cutting healthcare costs for providers and consumers alike requires more variety, not less. Someone young and healthy such as Ocasio-Cortez can bank on a high deductible in exchange for low premiums, whereas older or chronically sicker consumers will want lower deductibles and higher premiums. Ocasio-Cortez, who wears glasses, might want vision insurance included in her plan, but consumers with perfect eyesight probably wouldn’t opt to pay for that.

Lowe also writes, “Really, it’s a bit rich that someone who complains that designer health insurance plans are “complex financial products,” instead of a gift from taxpayers, wants to abolish your insurance plan and design it instead.”

The op-ed refers to a series of Twitter posts by Ocasio-Cortez on Monday. She declared, “Members of Congress also have to buy their plans off the exchange. They are Gold plans that are partially subsidized. That means I get to “choose” btwn 66 complex financial products. This is absurd. No person should go without healthcare, &no one should go through this, either.”

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