She argues that the U.S. currently has “for profit ‘death panels’” that fail to cover sick patients’ procedures.
The New York Democrat was responding to a Tweet from Jim Hanson, President of the Security Studies Group. Hanson had retweeted part of a post by Ocasio-Cortez in which she advocated for “medicare for all.” He sarcastically wrote: “Things will be much simpler when our Democrat Socialist overlords simply tell us who will live and who will die,” adding “#DeathPanels rock.”
The 29-year-old politician pointed out that the U.S. already has panels that make life and death decisions for Americans seeking treatment for illness and disease.
“As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress. It’s frustrating that Congress members would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy.'