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Sarah Palin: 'In Many Respects' Illegal Aliens Receive 'Better Health Care' and Benefits Than U.S. Troops


"I think there's a lack of understanding on our commander-in-chief's part of what the mission of the military is..."

FILE - In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington. Palin says she doesn't expect her new outdoors television show on the Sportsman Channel to be political, at least not overtly so. Given her background, though, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate said Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, that some may seep through. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Thursday night that she believes illegal aliens are "in many respects" receiving better health care than some U.S. troops.

Palin made her comments while discussing the VA scandal with conservative Fox News host Sean HannityHe asked, "Is the VA a death panel for many?"

She proceeded to say that she believes government-run health care is inefficient and that recent allegations about the VA's handling of patient affairs proves that point.

Sarah Palin addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

"That is what government-run health care will resort in. It's inefficient," Palin said. "It takes away choices and isn't it ironic that those who are willing to sacrifice all … they're the ones getting screwed by the VA and our commander in chief is in charge of this."

Hannity then stated that there's one doctor for every 1.5 prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, in comparison to only one doctor for every 35 veterans.

"In many respects, illegal aliens in our country today are receiving better health care, more benefits than some of our troops," Palin said.

She also charged that Obama doesn't fully grasp the military's mission and intentions.

"I think there's a lack of understanding on our commander in chief's part of what the mission of the military is and why it is that we owe a debt of gratitude that's manifested in benefits paid to those who've already earned them when it comes to what our military's all about," she said.

Watch Palin's comments below:

(H/T: Mediaite)
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