Ocasio-Cortez: I Look Forward to Working With Dems to Pass Medicare-for-All Ocasio-Cortez: I Look Forward to Working With Dems to Pass Medicare-for-All – NTK Network

Ocasio-Cortez: I Look Forward to Working With Dems to Pass Medicare-for-All

"Once we get in there I think ... strategically we've built enough power around certain bills that we can really push for, like Medicare-for-All."

By NTK Staff | 08.07.2018 @12:14pm

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during an interview Tuesday that she is “most excited” to be working with a progressive freshman class in the House on Medicare-for-All.

“Pod Save America” host Jon Lovett had asked Ocasio-Cortez what she is hoping to do first after she gets sworn into Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez explained to Lovett why she has been campaigning for other Democratic candidates for Congress since winning her primary.

“I am most excited about working with a progressive freshmen class, because I know that’s the only way we can get things done,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Once we get in there, I think – you know what I think I’d really look forward to, I think that strategically we’ve built enough power around certain bills that we can really push for, like Medicare-for-All.”

A recent study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that Medicare-for-All would cost American taxpayers $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

Ocasio-Cortez added that she looks forward to presenting new bills that perhaps won’t be immediately supported, “but need to be there so we can build movements around them.”

Ocasio-Cortez didn’t provide an example of what these bills would be, but one can imagine they would involve a vast social welfare system in the United States.

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