Trump Blocks Woman With Stage 4 Cancer On Twitter After She Opposes GOP Repeal Of Obamacare
President Donald Trump tweeted out his support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy health care bill:
I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
Trump did not mention that the Graham-Cassidy bill would end Medicaid expansion by 2027, phase out medicaid, eliminate subsidies that people use to buy private insurance and allow insurance companies to increase premium prices when people get sick.
ThinkProgress notes that Trump blocked a woman, Laura Packard, with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after she tweeted her opposition:
Your latest TrumpCare bill would mean 32M Americans will lose their health insurance. What about putting them first? https://t.co/wPObZisLQp
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) September 19, 2017
After being blocked by Trump, Packard tweeted:
Omg. The President of the United States just personally blocked me. pic.twitter.com/MgLfwufOXC
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) September 20, 2017
Packard told ThinkProgress: “I cannot afford [a $141,000 premium] and I suspect most people cannot.”
Packard was asked how she felt about being blocked by Trump, and replied:
I just wish that he would listen. He said [during the campaign] he would come up with something that was great and was going to cover everybody, and [Republicans] keep coming up with bills that are the exact opposite. He’s definitely not listening to me now.
In May, Packard appeared in a NowThis video (below) to appeal to Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada to vote against an Obamacare repeal, which he voted for and then claimed that he was glad it didn’t pass.
‘There is no plan B’ – this woman is battling stage 4 cancer and Trumpcare at the same time pic.twitter.com/KKMKdIfuCV
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 14, 2017