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AOC Policy Director: ‘Yes, We’re Going to Get Rid of the Entire Health Insurance Industry.’

"Yes, we're going to get rid of the entire health insurance industry. That's a feature, not a bug," Ocasio-Cortez's policy director tweeted on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 01.29.2019 @2:19pm
AOC Policy Director: ‘Yes, We’re Going to Get Rid of the Entire Health Insurance Industry.’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) policy director, Dan Riffle, tweeted support on Tuesday for Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) proposals to eliminate the private health insurance industry in America, which would cost 1.4 million American workers their jobs.

“Yes, we’re going to get rid of the entire health insurance industry. That’s a feature, not a bug,” Riffle tweeted, linking to a video of Harris saying just that during a CNN town hall on Monday.

A 2017 report by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) found that more than 1,420,000 Americans are either directly or indirectly employed by America’s private health insurance industry.

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