Palin Charges Obamacare Hurts Soldiers

But 'shocking new questions' she raises are bogus, says VA
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 6:44 AM CDT
Palin Charges Obamacare Hurts Soldiers
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waves after speaking at a Republican Party fundraising dinner in North Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

After scoring big with her “death panels” whopper, Sarah Palin tried to tweet another monkey wrench into the works yesterday, posting on Twitter: “Shocking new questions re:whether military healthcare plans r protected under Obamacare. How will underpaid troops afford their own purchase?” Palin was apparently unaware that the House was at that moment passing a bill—by a unanimous 403 to 0 vote—explicitly stating that existing military health care will meet all requirements in the bill.

Palin then posted a link to a National Review blog arguing that that very legislation was “an explicit admission that the final Democrat health care bill does not protect these plans.” So, is there cause for concern? Not according to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who called the attacks “unfounded,” or the Vietnam Veterans of America, which accused Palin and company of using veterans’ issues as “partisan footballs.” (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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