It seems more likely that she hopes or believes that people who are covered by Medicare and Medicaid are stupid enough to believe, based on you-tell-me-what, that if any of the various ideas for extending health coverage to all Americans were passed, the poor and the elderly would somehow become uninsured.
Or, perhaps, she just thinks if she puts the word “socialist” into a sentence, her audience loses all power of rational thought. And, who knows, maybe she’s right.
The article refers to this July 30, 2021 tweet by Stefanik:
Today’s Anniversary of Medicare & Medicaid reminds us to reflect on the critical role these programs have played to protect the healthcare of millions of families. To safeguard our future, we must reject Socialist healthcare schemes.
Sometimes the best lies are nonsense. Trump figured that one out early on.