Trump Supporters Now Realize Repealing ACA Will Take Away Their Healthcare

A Trump supporter in Maryland (Elvert Barnes)

By Rondell Pettus

Some Trump supporters are waking up to the fact that repealing “Obamacare” means they’re going to lose their health insurance.

The Business Standard News reached out to a Trump voter who was upset that Trump and the Republicans had moved forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) also known as Obamacare.

“I thought that Obamacare was different from the Affordable Care Act,” said Waylon Harrison, a Trump supporters from Mobile, Ala. in an email. “Now I’m going to lose my health insurance. Trump was supposed to deport the Mexicans, bring the jobs back and lock up the Black Lives Matter terrorists. I didn’t think he was going to screw over, us blue-collar, white folks.”

Many Trump supporters are having buyer’s remorse now they realize Republicans are going ahead with plans to repeal the ACA. The Washington Post recently published an article about Kentucky coal miners who are regretting voting for Trump. The ACA includes coverage for black lung disease.

The website GOP Apocalypse has posted the Twitter comments of Trump supporters who are enraged at the GOP’s actions.

According to a Huffington Post article by Jennifer R. Farmer, 59 million Americans stand to lose their health insurance if the ACA is repealed.

65 comments

  1. You fail to mention that another plan will be in place before Obamacare is repealed. Also the plan is to take parts of Obamacare such as pre-existing conditions that the people like. Therefore omitting half of the facts that support the change. Unfair.

    • Until there is a plan to replace Obamacare then this article isn’t unfair. The Republicans had 6 years to come up with a plan and didn’t do it. And that may mean that they can’t do it. Until they prove that they have a plan that they can all agree on and that will actually do what Obamacare does, which is provide healthcare to those who can’t afford it on their own, then all they are doing is pulling a rug out from under the poor and working-class.

    • Really. They have no plan. They never have. If they come up with one, I can guarantee you that it will be a lot more expensive for less choices and health care options. How can “facts” be omitted when there are no facts to omit? The GOP counts on people like you who blindly accept what they tell you without any facts whatsoever.

    • Unicorns fart rainbows too. Before they get rid of it, they should tell people about the replacement plan. They haven’t because they don’t have a real plan.

    • You do not seem to realize that key pieces have already been repealed, pre-existing condition and not allowing young people to stay on a parent’s plan, among them. There is NOTHING in place for these people. The republicans are not even close to a replacement. Don’t kid yourself that your plan is safe and won’t triple in price due to lost revenue of insurance carriers.

    • There won’t be another plan. At least not another plan that was any better than the one already in place. Repeal and replace? Bullshit. More like repeal and run. This was a political move, not one designed to help Americans.

    • Why would they want those horrible jobs back? So short-sighted to think their kids or grandchildren will die an early, painful death. They need to plan to reeducate for other jobs or relocation. Coal use must significantly decline, then disappear.

      • Hillary had a plan to retrain coal miners to work in clean energy. I guess they didn’t hear her say that!!!!

        • No. They were too busy listening to the stupid emails and lock her up chants…at the same time in don’t think she invested as much energy talking to that demographic as she should…certainly not as much as President B.O. did…that was a failure on her part…

    • So, where is this plan they have to replace the ACA with? They have had years to come up with one and explain how it’s better than the ACA. So, where is it?

    • They want to immediately repeal the ACA but have not yet presented any sort of replacement, not even a stopgap one. That is why people are panicking.

    • You are as big a boob as the ones in the story. NO, there is no replacement now in place. MAYBE in six months, says Ryan. There is NO way to have all the good things about Obamacare WITHOUT the mandate. Can’t work.

    • Maybe if it weren’t such a deep dark secret…Health Savings Accounts do nothing to ensure Americans don’t face total financial ruin from an unavoidable health condition.

    • Except that they already voted to remove the pre-existing condition protection as well as the life time caps. get real you voted for this, you own it. People are going to die and they are going to lose their healthcare because that is how insurance companies want it and their lackeys the toxic and repellent GOP will oblige. Oh, yeah and there is no other plan except the old one where millions get denied insurance. next on the chopping block Social Security and Medicare.

      • C. King – You’re right about their having no plan, and about what’s on the chopping block. But they have not yet voted to take away stay till your twenty six, or to allow lifetime caps again. Those votes were on Democratic amendments to the reconciliation rule. The amendments would have made them promise that when they *do* come up with a plan, it would keep those popular features in the “replace”. The Republicans refused to make any promises. They hope to leave those out, and have it go under the radar.

    • C. Thornsbury. Why haven’t the Republicans been able to come up with a plan? Here is the answer: Obamacare is the plan. It is the Republican plan. This is the plan Democrats have resisted. This is the Republican, Heritage Foundation plan. So lets see how this works. You want to keep the protection for preexisting conditions. So I decide not to buy insurance and save the money. The moment I get sick I buy insurance so now I’m covered and I didn’t contribute anything to the “common fund” but I will get the benefit of all you “losers” who were stupid enough to pay for something you didn’t need at the time. Obviously C. Thornsbury you do not know how insruance works, do you? The only way to provide coverage for folks with pre-existing conditions is to require that everyone pay their fair share and buy insurance. That’s Obamacare. You might like the “pre-exiting condition” provisions but you have to pay for it. I do not want to pay for you. I would pay if everyone contributed–again, Obamacare. This is teh Republican plan. (Personally I prefer single payer, Medicare for all.)

      • Single payer is what Obama originally wanted but he had too many scared spineless democrats who wouldn’t support him so he played chess and won over enough profess republicans with the Romneycare plan and now we have ACA…buy you are 1000% correct single payer was and still is the solution

    • Aeriously ? What plan might that be. The GOP has had at least 7 years to come up with one and have not. Did you see that the GOP has already voted against keeping pre-existing conditions and other popular provisions. If you depend on the ACA and voted for Trump, you are a moron. Why not just reform the ACA ?

    • And you fail to mention that the replacement plan doesn’t yet exist. If you want a new house, you don’t burn the old one down and then worry about where you are going to live while the new one is being built. I suppose all the people who will lose their insurance can simply decide to not get sick or have an accident while they are uninsured.

    • But usually when Republican legislators such as Paul Ryan talk about replacing the ACA, listen carefully when they outline the plan. They talk about moving anyone with pre-existing conditions into a “high risk pool.” If you were an insurance company would you write a policy for someone with, say, diabetes without charging a huge premium?

      So they don’t SAY they will kill their insurance, but they will make it out of reach to most. This was S.O.P. For insurance companies before the ACA.

    • I’d love to hear about it because trump as of late has been very mum about ANY details. Just asking for trust does not entitle one to it.

    • These people don’t realize Obamacare was already failing. Congress is actually doing Obama a favor by repealing it. He will never have to take responsibility for how epically bad it was

    • Wrong. They have had seven years to come up with another plan. The ACA IS THE REPUBLICAN PLAN! That is why President Obama proposed it. Right now “the plan” is to let consumers shop across state lines for the best plan for their budget. What they don’t tell you is some states don’t regulate or oversee the market and many of those affordable plans aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Can you afford to spend $20,000 or $50,000 of your own money BEFORE your plan takes over? Trump has already signed documents that say any new plan does not have to allow for pre-existing conditions. He as also pronounced that a lot of other advantages of Obamacare need not be considered in a new plan, like allowing parents to carry their kids on their policy until age 26.

  2. ALL YOU COAL MINERS THAT HEARD Hillary SAY SHE WAS GOING TO TAKE ALL THOSE COAL JOBS THAT’S KILLING YU AWAY AND REPLACE THEM WITH CLEAN ENERGY JOBS VOTED AGAINST HER, SHE LOST EVERY SWING COAL STATE, i FEEL SORRY FOR Y’ALL, BUT BLACK LUNG KILLS, BUT REPUBLICANS DON’T GIVE A SHIT FOR YOU, THEY ARE SUPPORTED BY THE SAME INTERESTS THAT ARE KILLING YOU, YOU TRUST CHUMP? IGNORANCE IS BLISS

  3. You failed to mention that there is not another plan in place as of now. If in the last six years the Republicans have not been able to come up with a plan it is unlikely that they have one now before repealing the ACA. You would think that all of the money they wasted trying to repeal the ACA and knowing that they could not repeal it they would have had a plan in place. We are in for some very bad times in the next four years.

  4. C. Thornsbury, I think you need to carefully read what is already on the chopping block – particularly pre-existing conditions. And, there is no plan. That’s what has people the most concerned. If there were a plan, don’t you think Paul Ryan, et al, would share it with us.

  5. The republicans have no other plan in place of the ACA, that’s why they are scrambling and people who will lose their insurance are freaking out! Watch the news, other than faux news.

  6. They have NO plan if they did they would be shouting it to the rooftops, Why get rid of prex, if they were just going to put it back that would make no sense.. Wake up C Thornsbury you have been had ..

  7. Have you seen ANY evidence of “another” plan? No?? No one has. They very likely only have the “plan” to go back the way it was when they all were making more money and we were getting sick and dying because, frankly, those in insurance znd Big Med and Big Pharma don’t give a damn xbout real people.

  8. Not the point of the article.
    The article is written to point out that Trump supporters
    Who were stirred up and Railed against “Obamacare”
    weren’t informed or educated enough to know that it
    Was the ACA. The SAME program that was providing
    THEIR own healthcare.

    • Is their fault to be ignorant and stupid you could see it milles a way that the bigest con artis the world ever seen was ready fu GUCK EVERY ONE HE WILL HELP ONLY THE MILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS AS WELL AS HIMSELF you bought it you keep it

  9. C. Thorsbury — Not unfair. They have no plan and the “parts of Obamacare such as pre-existing conditions that people like” won’t stand alone. You take away the mandate (a Republican idea) and the insurance companies will immediately exit the system. No one who has looked at this thinks otherwise. Good like with you stupid optimism!

  10. Anyone who is going to lose their insurance needs to call their Representatives and Senators to vehemently protest. Ring the phones off the hook.

  11. They can’t make it any more affordable without writing regulations to keep insurance companies and hospitals from raising prices to keep their profits raising. They can’t do that because they also lied and told you they won’t increase regulations. This is why corporations paid for them to get you to believe their lies. No one hurt but you.

  12. Forrest Gump said it best, “Stupid is as Stupid does”.

    Welcome to the REAL world of Republican greed, graft and corporate pandering. There is No replacement plan ~ start making funeral arrangements…if you can afford one.

  13. This goes to show that President Obama cares about all Americans. And race was never a factor like it is with all these Repubs who are helk bent on stopping the good Black President has done for the country. This is why the Repubs started calling it Obamacare cause they knew these racist whites would ralley behind them in like blind fools. What a shame that the same race baitors would deceive their own people and watch them die than to tell them tge truth that President Obama is a genuine man with a heart to help all Americans no matter how you feel about him. That is what a real man does. I hope that every racist out there that see the truth fir what it is change there ways and stop making life harder than what it is. We are all Americans at the end of the day…….

  14. They don’t have a plan because Obama GAVE the American people what was essentially and originally ROMNEYCARE the minute he capitulated on single payer. Ryan wants to replace with Health Savings Accounts and those good old conservative fall backs, vouchers… neither of which would be of assistance if a family faces a health care crisis! Smoke and mirrors , repeal and delay — then delay some more. Americans WILL die because of this. Raise some serious hell with your elected representatives to both houses of Congress or we are ALL in big trouble! GO!

  15. Paul Reinhard Heydrich is Paul Ryan’s full name. He masterminded the Holocaust and apparently has been preserved by good refrigeration or something. 😉 No plan, not even a clue.

  16. The Republicans do have a plan. It’s for the wealthy to get yet another tax cut, and people who can’t get health insurance go bankrupt and die.

  17. Too bad you and huffpost are too naive to know what is really going on with obamacare. It is to be replaced as soon as it is repealed…piece by piece. But by all means try and throw the country into a tizzy to further you socialist agenda/

  18. C. Thornsbury… And your dumb hillbilly ass is STILL making excuses for these assholes! You got what you wanted so live (or die, whichever the case may be) with it. A little bit of research would have told you everything you needed to know about Obama-care or should I say ACA. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But you guys were blinded by the brand shiny new wall America will have to pay for. Did you REALLY think Trump gave a fuck abut you and your situation? If so, I have some ocean front property in Kansas for sale. Also I know someone with a bridge that you might be interested in.

  19. Everyone tells me that Trump voters “aren’t stupid, they’re salt of the earth, hardworking people who love their families,” when a guy with BLACK LUNG DISEASE says he voted for Trump because Trump will “bring back” the same thing that gave him black lung disease.

    Sorry, all you Asshole Whisperers–THAT’S JUST STUPID.

  20. You were so busy being happy over trump & his racism,xenophobia,misogyny, hatred of Muslims -any and everybody that wasn’t a white male that you ignored ALL of the evidence. You kept listening to the lies of Fox & Limbaugh that you were blind to what was really going on. You are going to get what you deserve-I’m just sorry that others will suffer with you.

  21. WE ALL NEED TO ADMIT THAT THE ONLY REASON THE REPUBLICAN HATED THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WAS THAT OBAMA WAS BLACK PERIOD. THEY EVEN LABELED THE BILL OBAMA CARE JUST TO PUT A CLOUD ON IT. PLUS WHY O WHY DID YOU ALL BELIEVE TRUMPS LIES. WHY CAUSE DEEP IN SIDE YOU ARE A RACIST PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAS IT FUN AND FUNNY TO HEAR HIM BELITTLE RESPECTED CANDIDATES. LETS SEE HOW FUNNY IT IS NOW TO SEE YOUR LOVE ONES SUFFER AND DIE. YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR BEING SUCH POLITICALLY IGNORANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. The old bait and switch the biggest con in the world. We will call The Affordable Health Care Act Obama Care. This will infuriate and cause people who do not know better to rise up and declare it be repelled, with no foresight or knowledge that they are taken away their health care.

  23. I don’t feel sorry for you, ignorant fool. I feel sorry for all of the Americans who watched you and your dumbfuck hick peers turn out in droves to elect a man that can scarcely be called a human to the highest office in the land, where he promptly appointed all of the most unqualified racist pieces of shit he could dig up to the other high offices. I’m sad they had to live next to your idiot ass, and that they’ll have to die next to it too. Fuck you.

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