People in poverty-stricken Clay County [Kentucky] worry about what will happen to their health care if Gov. Matt Bevin's and President-elect Trump's ambitions to overhaul Medicaid proceed.
In Clay County, 60 percent of residents are covered by Medicaid. They voted for Republican Matt Bevin 71-27, and for Donald Trump 86-11. Neither Bevin, nor Trump, made their opposition to Obamacare secret.
So how does that happen? Because of shit like this:
"If anything changed with our insurance to make it more expensive for us, that would be a big problem," [Lisa] Botner, a community college student, said Friday at the Owsley County Public Library, where she works. "Just with the blood tests, you're talking maybe $1,000 a year without insurance."But then ol’ Lisa Botner voted GOP.
"I'm just a die-hard Republican," she said. Link
::Pounds head repeatedly::
Ya know, I really wish I could laugh at people like this. They're so tribal, so ingrained in their ways that they can't see which party champions policies that would actually make their life better. A higher minimum wage, affordable healthcare, tuition free college, all Democratic positions that would make a huge difference in these communities. But they're actively voting for people who will make their lives more difficult. Because they've always voted for the person with an (R) after their name and they've bought into decades of propaganda from FOX News, talk radio and the Republican party and aren't smart or curious enough to learn the truth.
I really wish I could laugh and tell them, "TS. You voted for these monsters, so you deserve what you get." But unfortunately, they're taking millions of other Americans down with them.