Okay, this one is going to be delicate. Physicians are on both sides of the political aisle. I rarely venture into the political world here because it is so divisive. I will talk about it when it concerns our healthcare system, which remains broken for many reasons. If don’t know my thoughts on how to fix it then just go ahead and see what has been blogged here daily for 18 years straight.
So, why did I have to write that introduction? Because I don’t want to get into attacks on these individuals. This is not the forum. You will see my point in a minute.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Trump having been going at it for a while. I just wish both would STFU. That being said, I could not believe what she recently blurted out that was ignored by the press:
She said her work as a bartender — which included late hours and earning much of her money from tips — gave her first-hand experience with such issues as health care. “I know more about this health care than he does,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez said that unlike Trump, she has bought health care off the public exchanges. “He’s never had to actually see the rising premiums month to month, and you have a $6,000 deductible for a $2,000 health insurance plan,” she said.
Okay, now that she jumped into the healthcare realm it’s fair game. First, a bartender has a $2000 health plan? Does she mean monthly which is possible if he/she had a family. But she doesn’t, so it doesn’t make sense. Second, why is she complaining about this when the Obama administration CAUSED a massive bump in those premiums? Yes, heath insurance was terrible before but it got so much worse after the ACA.
So, is ACO saying the Affordable Care Act was bad?
Then I think she and Trump are on the same page. How funny and ridiculous is that?