In Single Tweet, Stefanik Celebrates Medicare And Medicaid, Rejects ‘Socialist’ Healthcare

UNITED STATES - JULY 20: Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., arrives to hold a press conference following the weekly House Republican caucus meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Photo by... UNITED STATES - JULY 20: Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., arrives to hold a press conference following the weekly House Republican caucus meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS

Friday is the 56th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), weighed in with a doozy of a take.

What separates Medicare and Medicaid, government programs that cover health care costs for the elderly and poor, from socialism? Republicans asked that exact question in the ’60s.

Democrats piled on.

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