An avid Trump supporter has become a huge fan of Obamacare, but there’s a small problem: she thinks that the proposed Republican Trumpcare bill is the law that’s saving her son. Charla McComic’s son recently became unemployed and his health insurance premiums plummeted from $567 to $88 per month.
McComic says that it was a “blessing from God.” She explained that the lower premiums were due to Trumpcare: “I think it was just because of the tax credit.”
“So far, everything’s been positive, from what I can tell,” she continued. “I just hope that more and more people and children get covered under this new health-care plan.”
McComic, like many Americans, is confused about Obamacare (officially the Affordable Care Act or ACA). Trumpcare is still in the works in Congress, and her son is benefiting from Obamacare subsidies, not Trump’s proposed tax breaks.
According the Washington Post,
“McComic said she’s not worried about her disability benefits changing or her 3-year-old granddaughter getting kicked off Medicaid or her 33-year-old son’s premiums going up.”
Unfortunately, Trumpcare, if passed, will disappoint her. The bill would slash Medicaid to the detriment of millions who are currently covered. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that under the current version, Trumpcare would send premiums soaring by 15-20% in a single year.
The CBO also reports that Trumpcare will cut back subsidies to the poor in order to increase subsidies for the rich. This perverse legislation is an absurd caricature of the Republican war on the poor and obsession with lining the pockets of the already wealthy.
McComic is yet another Trump supporter who is been duped by the conman-in-chief. Trump scraped a narrow win in the election by exploiting the hopes and fears of poor and working class Americans. Now, his manipulative tactics are being exposed as he stands poised to crush them with policies that target the poor with laser-like precision.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.