Our day wouldn’t be complete here at Twitchy if we didn’t find at least one tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to write about. On one hand, we are super grateful to Alexandria because with her around we never run out of fodder to write about but on the other … holy cow. If this editor had a heart she might actually start to feel sorry for this chick because WOW, this level of dumb is not a good thing.
Luckily this editor is still pretty heartless so here we are.
Apparently, Alexandria thought this letter was from an Insurance group:
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 (@Ocasio2018) November 24, 2018
Huh? Where did any insurance group suggest the person have a fundraiser for their care? We see a clinic suggesting that but not an insurance group but hey, maybe we’re missing something.
Narrator: They weren’t missing anything.
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
I am a lung transplant recipient. You MUST go through your insurance coverage before you talk about transplant b/c without the meds, you're SCREWED. And guess what? A lot of Obamacare things DO NOT cover transplant meds. But, my private insurance….does. Hm.
— Emily DeArdo (@emdeardo) November 25, 2018
Are you illiterate? It isn’t a health insurer making the recommendation as you claim. Obviously this person just needs to signup for Obamacare and problem solved, right?
— Nuclear Dave (@woodstockdave) 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
And I am sure that single-payer comes with absolutely no costs at all. Life is good, everything is free. Bless your heart. #demagogueryKills
ps. ACA is state-sponsored interference in health insurance programs costing us all in higher premiums and reduced coverage. pic.twitter.com/rK7BqR0SXK
— Charles X Proxy (@Charlemagne0814) November 25, 2018
It's almost like @Ocasio2018 literally knows nothing except being broke and wanting to force others to pay for her bs…
— Michael H. (@Northwest102) November 25, 2018
Ok, so it’s easy to make fun of Alexandria for calling the clinic an insurance group (or as we call it, low hanging fruit), but this tweep makes perhaps the best argument:
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
He said please.