Blake Yelverton is taking a break with a burger that doesn’t cut any corners. Cheese and bacon and everything. He’s 23, a burly young man with a big red beard, and he works on his father’s cow farm.
“I don’t believe it’s the federal government’s job to provide health care,” he said. “It’s communism, socialism anyway.”
Yelverton hopes Trump trashes the whole thing, and he’s not too fond of the GOP plan being discussed in Congress either. “They’re doing a lesser evil of Obamacare,” he said.
“I’m on my parents’ plan,” he said.
So, Yelverton, it turns out, benefits from Obamacare. That’s because the law allows parents to keep kids on their insurance until age 26 — a widely-popular element of Barack Obama’s signature health law that Republicans intend to keep in their replacement plan.
Confronted with that information, he pauses for a moment.
“I haven’t been to the doctor in four or five years,” he said.
Unfortunately for this guy, even Obamacare won’t cover an extreme case of a lack of self-awareness. But we’ll be sure to send flowers.