On Saturday, in an interview with Breitbart, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) slammed the GOP’s new healthcare proposal.
In the interview, she started by calling the bill “RINO-care,” RINO meaning “Republican in name only” and she mentioned that it still had aspects of “socialism” in it.
“As with anything else mandated by Congress, every single dotted I and crossed T better apply to them, too, and not just the people who they are lording this thing over because remember this is government-controlled health care, the system that requires enrollment in an unaffordable, unsustainable, unwanted, unconstitutional continuation of government-run medicine, and even in this new quasi-reformed proposal, there is still an aspect of socialism. That’s the whole premise here,” said Palin.
While the healthcare proposal removes the individual mandate of Obamacare that requires everyone to have healthcare, Palin criticized the thirty percent penalty that is added if there are gaps in a person’s healthcare coverage.
“This 30 percent additional fee will be collected by some in the private sector, which will mean politicians are allowed again to pick the winners and losers, and it makes you wonder who’s lobbying hardest for aspects of this new bill because obviously there are special interests involved,” Palin stated.
Palin added, “It would be really helpful if every single one of these politicians would do like the NASCAR drivers do—and it’s been said before—but let them wear their sponsors plastered all over their three-piece suits when they show up so we know what side they’re on and who they’re actually doing their bidding for.”
Palin praised some aspects of the bill and is hopeful Trump will make the necessary changes.
“He will step in and fix it,” Palin said. “I have great faith that President Trump is one who will fulfill campaign promises.
“So, yeah, I’m sure that President Trump is going to do the right thing and listen to all sides, of course, but understand, especially, that as a businessman, he’s going to understand whether this makes sense in his vision of how to grow businesses and how to get government off our back and back on our side.
You can listen to the interview here: