Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Many Trump supporters voted against their own health benefits | MSNBC

Many Trump supporters voted against their own health benefits | MSNBC

I’m referring, of course, to Kentucky’s 2015 gubernatorial race, which inexplicably elevated Gov. Matt Bevin (R) to statewide office.

Bevin based much of his platform on his opposition to health care reform, vowing to reverse much of Kentucky’s recent progress. As regular readers may recall, many voters who supported the Republican were surprised and disappointed when the governor took office and moved forward with plans to take families’ benefits away – just as he’d promised to do as a candidate.

“[I]t doesn’t look to me as if [Bevin] understands,” one middle-aged Kentucky man said after the election, struggling with the consequences of his own vote. “Without this little bit of help these people are giving me, I could probably die.” It’s a problem that apparently didn’t occur to him until after he helped elect the far-right candidate.

  

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