Right-wing ideologue Candace Owens thought she was making a clever argument against getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus -- but she ended up making a good case for Medicare for All.
In a tweet posted earlier this week, Owens questioned whether the vaccines against COVID-19 are really safe and effective when they are being administered for free.
"So explain to me why insulin and inhalers cost so much money," Owens wrote. "If the vaccines are really about the government saving your life, why do life-saving medicines cost so much?"
In fact, Americans pay more money for insulin and other drugs under a for-profit health care system than people who live under single-payer systems such as Canada and the United Kingdom.
In fact, a study from the RAND Corporation, which is hardly a left-wing think tank, found that insulin costs in America are on average eight times higher than insulin costs in comparably wealthy countries.
Owens's accidentally sound argument in favor of socialized medicine earned her the nickname "Comrade Candace" from many socialists on Twitter -- check out some replies below.
Comrade Candace, @RealCandaceO, blocked me today for pointing out her love of socialized medicine. :(… https://t.co/zKAyCBG21i— styles_mccool (@styles_mccool) 1626911020.0
Comrade Candace reaction as she reads the tweets about her…🤣😂🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/Qs14fsGuuG— Charli Huxley (@Charli Huxley) 1626911328.0
@RealCandaceO Comrade Candace, I too agree we should nationalize BIG PHARMA, what do you think of nationalizing H… https://t.co/ycOLs5cpyb— Dokule (@Dokule) 1626909544.0
@RealCandaceO Comrade Candace! Thank you for recognizing that private healthcare is unaffordable and something need… https://t.co/av2UwEad1T— vessol (@vessol) 1626911579.0
It's so cool that the US has great socialist thinkers like Comrade Candace here. https://t.co/4GW9UlU3Eg— Lars Balker (@Lars Balker) 1626909787.0
Comrade Candace is seizing the memes of production https://t.co/1ofiuX7Prw— Donny Lowrider (@Donny Lowrider) 1626911823.0
I stand shoulder to shoulder with Comrade Owens. @RealCandaceO #ComradeCandace https://t.co/Dz2V2rKq80— Marxist May ☭ (@Marxist May ☭) 1626911330.0
@RealCandaceO Thank you for fighting to ensure Medicare for all comrade Candace!!! https://t.co/7SSK6xq8Vc— Cam (@Cam) 1626913468.0