- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2017

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren sparked a loud round of boos after she admitted during a Politicon discussion with liberal comedian Chelsea Handler that she’s still using her parents’ health insurance.

Speaking Saturday at the Politicon conference in Pasadena, California, Ms. Lahren, an Obamacare opponent, explained to Ms. Handler that she doesn’t believe the federal government can handle health care effectively. When Ms. Handler asked Ms. Lahren whether she personally had a health insurance plan, Ms. Lahren responded, “Luckily, I am 24, so I am still on my parents’.”

Audience members erupted in jeers and some shouted, “Thanks, Obama!”

“I pay my parents for it,” Ms. Lahren said over the commotion. “You can laugh. I don’t care.”

Ms. Handler scolded the crowd and defended Ms. Lahren’s honesty.

Ms. Lahren continued, explaining that she and most conservatives like her believe there are some tenets of Obamacare that are worth keeping.

“Most Republicans, most conservative, most Trump supporters don’t believe that every single tenet of Obamacare is bad,” she said.

Left-leaning media outlets pounced on Ms. Lahren’s comments as an apparent contradiction, but she hit back on Twitter, pointing out that “Republican bills in house and senate both left the under-26 provision in the healthcare plan.”

“Y’all realize BOTH the house and senate health bills included that provision as well,” she said in another tweet.

Obamacare currently allows children and young adults under 26 to be covered by their parents’ health insurance programs. Both the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act, introduced by Republicans in the House and Senate respectively, include the under-26 provision.

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