Ocasio-Cortez Compares Private Health Insurance To ‘Death Panels’

New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the private health insurance market to “death panels” on Sunday.

During a back-and-forth exchange on Twitter with Jim Hanson, president of the Security Studies Group, the 29-year-old socialist was defending the “Medicare for all” plan that she supports.

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“Actually, we have for-profit ‘death panels’ now: they are companies + boards saying you’re on your own bc they won’t cover a critical procedure or medicine. Maybe if the GOP stopped hiding behind this ‘socialist’ rock they love to throw, they’d actually engage on-issue for once,” she wrote.

After bizarrely comparing the current healthcare system to “death panels,” Ocasio-Cortez went on to argue for a single-payer health care system but never once criticized Obamacare, which is what Hanson argued was the problem.

This was hardly the first time the Democratic darling has made eyebrow-raising comments.

Late last week, Ocasio-Cortez, who is the youngest member of Congress, said she wants a seat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

The 29-year-old said she’s aiming to be part of the top committee that oversees the country’s financial sector.

“I think with our district, we can be ambitious, so we’re kind of swinging for the fences on committees,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We might as well ask for something big.”

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Joining the Financial Services panel would give Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described socialist who wants to hike taxes and expand the government, power to allocate funding for many of her ideas.

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez compared her election victory to “establishing civil rights” and the United States landing on the moon.

“We’ve done it. We’ve dug deep and we’ve done what we thought was impossible. We went to the moon, we electrified the nation. We established civil rights, we enfranchised the country. We dig deep and we did it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year,” she said to silence from the crowd.

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On Thursday, the young Democrat said she feels like an “American revolutionary.”

Last week, she said “people are going to die” if her “Green New Deal” is not passed in Congress, which many have argued is nothing more than a Trojan Horse for the implementation of full-blown socialism in America.

“People are going to die if we don’t start addressing climate change ASAP. It’s not enough to think it’s “important.” We must make it urgent,” she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez also recently found herself in hot water after she compared the migrant caravan swarming the U.S. border to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

She had also struggled mightily to explain how to pay for the $218 trillion “Medicare for all” plan she supports, said it was a “no brainer” that President Trump should be impeached, and is in favor of eliminating the Electoral College.

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