Ocasio-Cortez: It’s ‘Frustrating’ That Congress Enjoys Affordable Health Insurance While Denying it to Others

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out on Saturday that she will pay less for healthcare as a Member of Congress than she did as a waitress.

She added that the fact Congress enjoys that access to low-cost care while many Americans do not is “frustrating.”

“In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan,” she wrote. “As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress.”

She added: “It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for .”

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is one of a number of incoming Representatives pushing for Medicare for all.

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