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Ocasio-Cortez just smacked down a price-gouging CEO for complaining about Medicare For All

You didn’t think that the health insurance industry — wildly profiting from their role as penny-pinching middlemen between physicians, hospitals, drug companies and the patients who require their services — would react quietly to the growing public clamor for a universal healthcare system that would reduce or even eliminate their place in America’s current medical system, did you?

Fear not, those of you who may prefer the existing private “death panels” to the possibility of a government system — one that would ultimately be accountable to voters — making decisions about your healthcare options.

United Healthcare CEO David Wichmann surely wasn’t thinking about the threat that the Medicare for All proposals being advocated by progressive Democrats would pose to his over $17 million in annual compensation when he warned investors today that the adoption of these proposals would “surely jeopardize the relationship people have with their doctors, destabilize the nation’s health system and limit the ability of clinicians to practice medicine at their best. Read more

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Ocasio-Cortez just smacked down a price-gouging CEO for complaining about Medicare For All