Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin trashed Paul Ryan and House Republicans’ healthcare proposal as “RINO-care.”
Palin said the new healthcare law to replace ObamaCare is akin to “socialism,” and is being pushed by RINOs (Republicans in name only) like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
However, Palin said she’s confident President Trump “will step in and fix it,” the Hill reported. Last week, Speaker Ryan introduced the “American Health Care Act,” a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare, but merely amends it.
Several Republican senators (including Tom Cotton and Rand Paul) have opposed the bill, saying it’s nothing more than another iteration of the failed, bloated ObamaCare law. Some have called the new proposal Ryan-care, Obamacare 2.0, or Obamacare Lite.
“This is government-controlled healthcare, the system that requires enrollment in an unaffordable, unsustainable, unwanted, unconstitutional continuation of government-run medicine,” Palin said. “And even in this new quasi-reformed proposal, there is still an aspect of socialism.”
Sarah Palin specifically took issue with a proposal that will allow insurers to charge a 30% penalty if there are gaps in someone’s insurance coverage, saying that sets the stage for politicians to be bought by insurance companies through aggressive lobbying.
“This 30% additional fee will be collected by some in the private sector, which will mean politicians are allowed again to pick the winners and losers,” Palin said. “And it makes you wonder who’s lobbying hardest for aspects of this new bill, because obviously, there are special interests involved.”
Palin said she wishes politicians could be transparent about which special interests are pulling their strings:
It would be really helpful if every single one of these politicians would do like the NASCAR drivers do: 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.
In the end, Palin said she’s confident President Trump will block Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill and fix this mess.
“He will step in and fix it,” Palin said. “He already has a track record of doing so well in these first months. So, yeah, I’m sure that President Trump is going to do the right thing.”