A mind-numbingly frustrating Washington Post story this morning introduced us to a Tennessee woman who backs President Donald Trump and is a huge fan of his Republican health care bill.
Charla McComic, who was interviewed at Trump’s rally in Nashville this week, told the Post’s Jenna Johnson that she thinks her son’s lowered healthcare premium after a job loss is “a ‘blessing from God’ that she believes was made possible by President Trump” and his tax credits.
The only problem with McComic’s praises is that the bill hasn’t even been introduced to the House floor for a vote yet. And to top it all off, she’s a first-grade teacher at a public school.
“I think it was just because of the tax credit,” said McComic, 52, a former first-grade teacher who traveled to Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Nashville from Lexington, Tenn., with her daughter, mother, aunt and cousin.
The price change was actually thanks to a subsidy made possible by former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which is still in place, not by the tax credits proposed by Republicans as part of the health-care bill still being considered by Congress.
McComic also told the Post that she’s not worried that her 33-year-old son or 3-year-old granddaughter will lose their Medicaid coverage if the GOP plan becomes law.
“So far, everything’s been positive, from what I can tell,” she told the newspaper. “I just hope that more and more people and children get covered under this new health-care plan.”
McComic added that she and a few of her relatives campaigned for Trump by forming a motorcade and driving through their hometown shouting his name.
“We said: ‘Who else would we do this for, besides Trump?’” McComic said. “We agreed on the Lord. We would stand here for the Lord, but that’s about it.”