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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I paid twice as much for insurance as a waitress as I will in Congress

Abigail Hess

A year ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a waitress. In recent weeks Ocasio-Cortez has remained characteristically transparent, discussing her difficulties renting an apartment in Washington D.C. and live-streaming conversations with her constituents while she cooks dinner. Over the weekend, the Congresswoman-elect said that the health insurance she will receive as a member of Congress will cost significantly less than the health insurance she paid for as a waitress.