Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is being called out for opposing Obamacare despite revealing she has health coverage because of it.
She and comedian Chelsea Handler were discussing the issue during Politicon Saturday when Handler asked Lahren if she has health care.
Lahren said, "Well, luckily, I'm 24, so I am still on my parents' [plan]."
As a Department of Labor document on Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, states, "The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents' health care plan until age 26."
It also explains, "Before the president signed this landmark act into law, many health plans and issuers could and did in fact remove young adults from their parents' policies because of their age, leaving many college graduates and others with no insurance."
After the crowd laughed at her answer—which Handler told them to stop doing—Lahren defended her position by saying, "Most Republicans, most conservatives, most Trump supporters don't believe that every single tenet of Obamacare is bad. I do believe that a lot of people stay on their parents' health insurance until they're 26. I think that is a worthwhile discussion and conversation to have."
She added, "Now for me, if that were taken away from me, I'm okay. I don't need it. If it's for the betterment of a free market system, and health care is going to be better for it, I'm okay with that. But there are tenets of Obamacare that are positive."
According to a CNN report from March, "the Department of Health and Human Services said last year that final 2016 marketplace enrollment numbers showed more than 6 million people ages 19 to 25 gained insurance through the health law, including 2.3 million who went onto their family health plan between September 2010 and when online marketplaces began operating in 2014."
However, the piece also pointed out that it may be hurting the overall marketplace by diverting a block of young, healthy people from the overall "risk pool."