Repealing Obamacare has proven to be a catch 22 for Donald Trump and his Republican allies. The reason? Well, despite all the negative propaganda disseminated by the GOP and Fox news, the Affordable Care Act is popular — not just with President Obama’s supporters, but with many of Donald Trump’s as well. And they really don’t want it repealed.
This past week, Senate Republicans narrowly passed a resolution calling for the repeal of six key components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
But as President-elect Trump and both houses of Congress gear up to undo Obama’s signature healthcare law, some of Trump’s supporters were particularly alarmed about the possibility of losing their health insurance. Their tweets all have a connecting theme of shock and surprise that the coverage they depend on, which was made possible by Obamacare, could be taken away by the man they voted for:
Some tweets were later deleted. However, liberal blog GOPocalypse managed to save them for posterity prior to their deletion.
Twitter user Terrie Bearden (@cclcdirector) wrote: “@realDonaldTrump asking as a concerned mom but PLEASE don’t repeal the affordable care act my sick daughter NEEDS the low-cost ins.”
Another user, @jenworkmail38, who voted for Trump on November 8, wrote “So back to a choice between rent & insurance again now that I know I have serious health issues? Voted for you, now worried.”
Joy Ryman-Snow tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump I voted for you. I have Crohn’s and private insurance. I’m 61. I must have my insurance plan.”
Sorry, Trump supporters, but you’ve been conned.