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Warren Suggests Laid Off Health Insurance Workers Sell Auto or Life Insurance Instead

Warren Suggests Laid Off Health Insurance Workers Sell Auto or Life Insurance Instead
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is suggesting that workers who get laid off from health insurance companies because of her Medicare for all plan, should go find a job working for an auto or life insurance company instead.

Washington Examiner:

“Where do those who work in health insurance go when private insurance is eliminated?” a reporter asked the Massachusetts Democrat on Friday.

Warren responded by saying, “No one gets left behind.”

She then added, “Some of the people currently working in health insurance will work in other parts of insurance. In life insurance, in auto insurance, in car insurance.”

The comments come after Warren agreed in an Wednesday interview that her plan to eliminate private insurance options would cost the economy 2 million jobs by disrupting the healthcare industry.

Yes, but it’s for a good cause.

Insurance agents reading this must be scratching their heads in wonder. She must be thinking, “Meh. Insurance is insurance, what’s the diff?”

One insurance professional details what an individual has to do to sell life insurance in most states.

The hardest part about getting a license is the test.  I won’t sugar coat it.  It is not an easy test.  In many states the pass rate is about 50%.  Yes, you got that right that at least half don’t pass, especially not the first time.

There are a variety of schools that you can use to take the pre-licensing course.  Just know that they are not created equal.

Some require you to come to a scheduled class while others allow you to take the course on your own time with an online format.

There’s more to it, of course:

  1. Double check your state’s licensing requirements
  2. Sign up for a pre-licensing course
  3. Get fingerprints
  4. Schedule your examination
  5. Apply for your license
  6. Pass your exam (hopefully the first time)

Needless to say, it’s not just a question of moving into another office and going to work to sell life, home, or auto insurance — something Lizzy would know if she didn’t have her head stuck in her nether regions for the last few decades at Harvard. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.

If she were a Republican and said something so stupid, she’d get raked over the coals — not only for being spectacularly wrong but for not showing enough “compassion” for those laid off by a policy you’re proposing. Funny, that. Republican policies are called “heartless” if a few people lose their jobs but Warren’s plan could cost two million jobs and we don’t hear a peep from the media.

If they didn’t have double standards…

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