AOC admits Bernie Sanders may have to scrap Medicare for All plan

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted this week that Sen. Bernie Sanders may have to compromise and nix his ambitious Medicare for All plan if he is elected president.

The New York congresswoman, a staunch supporter of the more progressive single-payer healthcare system, made the revelation in an interview with HuffPost that was published Thursday.

Ocasio-Cortez noted the difficulties as president of passing legislation, especially for a politically unpopular policy like Medicare for All.

“A president can’t wave a magic wand and pass any legislation they want,” Ocasio-Cortez told the website.

If Sanders becomes president in 2020, “The worst-case scenario?” she continued, “We compromise deeply and we end up getting a public option.”

She added: “Is that a nightmare? I don’t think so.”

AOC also said in the interview, though, that compromising for a public option is not the ultimate goal for leftists like herself.

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