A West Virginia resident who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election says the president’s plan to overturn Obamacare could force her to vote for a candidate who supports the Affordable Care Act in 2020.
Margaret Grassie told MSNBC that “it would be disastrous for me” if the healthcare law was repealed.
“My prescriptions each month are about $800,” Grassie told the network. “The health care that I get here is amazing. The quality is great here, but if you take Obamacare away, it’s not just going to affect me, it’s going to affect thousands in West Virginia — thousands!”
“And we talk about the poor, and the people who are unemployed and underemployed, or insured and underinsured,” the reporter prompts, “you’re working and you’re saying you’re still having a difficult time paying for your healthcare on your own.”
“Yeah, I had to quit paying for healthcare on my own, I couldn’t afford it,” Grassie replies. “This is when the clinic came into me. It was just a godsend.”
“If you had an opportunity to talk to Trump and to people in Washington, what would you say. Is this a Republican or a Democratic issue?” asks MSNBC.
“No, this is healthcare,” Grassie says. “It’s not politics. It’s not about being a Democrat or Republican or Independent, we’ve got to come together to get the healthcare system in this United States right.”
She maintains that although she voted for Trump in 2016, healthcare will “absolutely” determine her vote in the next election.
On Facebook, people pointed out how many a regretful Trump supporter only turns regretful because they are individually impacted.
Some also commented that many Trump voters actually believe(d) the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare are separate things.
Watch the full segment below: