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Kevin Sorbo's attempt to troll Big Pharma ends up with him being SCHOOLED

'Why isn’t insulin free?' asked controversial actor and Internet gave him a lesson on healthcare
Kevin Sorbo during the Discovery Communications TCA Panel, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Kevin Sorbo during the Discovery Communications TCA Panel, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Kevin Sorbo may have once been known for his acting, but these days he makes the news more for his contentious tweets. On February 7, Sorbo once again tried to troll pharmaceutical companies and Democrats over the Covid-19 vaccine, only to be schooled that he accidentally endorsed universal healthcare. It clearly wasn't his finest moment, with his tweet going viral in hours and resulting in widespread trolling.

Sorbo joins a long list of Americans who've tried to troll supporters of the vaccine and failed. Back in July 2021, Rep. Thomas Massie claimed forced vaccination would lead to military members quitting, but was schooled that personnel are already subject to a large number of vaccine mandates. In June, an Ohio nurse was brutally trolled after she attempted to prove the vaccine makes people magnetic, and of course, failed. 


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Republicans are currently widely divided over vaccinations. Some, including Donald Trump, have begun endorsing them publicly and gotten jabbed, while others like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz are refusing to do so. It's divided the party, adding to the already extensive misinformation and pushback against vaccines.

Sorbo compares jabs to insulin

It's worth noting that Sorbo has repeatedly questioned the Covid-19 vaccine on social media, so his latest tweet is nothing unusual. However, unlike past attempts, it appears Sorbo may have scored an own-goal when it comes to the healthcare system. "If the shots were given away for free because they’re life-saving, why isn’t insulin free? Chemotherapy? Epipens?" the actor tweeted.


Sorbo may have been hoping to troll vaccine supporters, but it appears he waded into the debate over America's healthcare system. In many other developed nations, treatments like insulin are either free or heavily discounted, something many campaigners have been calling for in the US. In fact, Democrats have introduced a price cap on insulin in the Build Back Better bill, which is likely to be killed in the Senate by Republicans.

'The Covid shots weren’t free'

It didn't take long for Twitter users to notice the irony of Sorbo's argument, with one former Democratic Congressional candidate tweeting, "Kevin Sorbo accidentally endorses Universal Healthcare. What a socialist. For once we agree on something. Might be the only thing but hey it's a start." One user went on to school Sorbo, "Mr.Sorbo. They are not given away for free. State pays Pfizer handsomely for them and the bill is included in the State budget. Then someone will raise an hand and say: we spend too much! Let's cut expenses! Someone else will suggest that state can cut public healthcare and so on." "Kevin, the Covid shots weren’t free. See, the government used taxpayers dollars to pay for them to keep everyone safe What you are proposing is to use more taxpayers money for other life saving medicine, like insulin and epipens. This is called universal healthcare. So close," one person trolled.




"Because cancer, diabetes and severe allergic reactions aren't transmissible and therefore, don't affect the entire population. Did you actually think this was some kind of compelling argument when you posted it? But we can have a universal healthcare discussion if you'd like," one person responded to Sorbo. Another trolled, "I did not have Kevin Sorbo coming out in favor of universal healthcare on my bingo card but way to go buddy." One Democratic candidate replied, "They are not given away for free. The government covers the cost, just like all healthcare is covered by the governments in every industrialized country in the world besides US."