Sarah Palin Slams Obamacare, Can't Explain Alternative Plan (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former half-term Alaska Governor and current Fox News commentator Sarah Palin appeared on the "Today" show this morning to mock Obamacare, but had problems explaining what she would put in its place.

Palin began the interview by attacking President Obama's apology last week (video below).

"Apology? What apology?" said Palin. "He kind of acknowledged a bit that there is a broken website. The broken website is the least of Americans' worries. This broken website is symbolic of this broken administration."

In reality,  Obama didn't apologize for the website, which "Today" show host Matt Lauer pointed out.

Lauer reminded Palin that Obama was actually concerned about the possible five percent of Americans who may lose their individual health insurance plans because health insurance companies have chosen to end some coverage plans rather than comply with Obamacare.

"Where do you get this five percent?" claimed Palin. "It's not five percent. It's most Americans will not be able to keep their health care policy programs that they desired."

However, Palin did not offer any proof that "most Americans" will lose their current insurance plan. Lauer's five percent comes from the estimated number of private individual plans that may be canceled.

Lauer then asked Palin several times about a specific alternative health care plan to Obamacare, which she dodged, but finally answered, noted TalkingPointsMemo.com.

"The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there's more competition, there's less tort reform threat, there's less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again," said Palin, noted New York Magazine.

"And what thwarts those plans? It's the far left," claimed Palin. "It's President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care."

However, the "free market" plan that Palin mentioned has existed for decades and still exists today via Obamacare exchanges where insurance companies can list their plans and their prices.

Sources: New York Magazine and TalkingPointsMemo.com