Tomi Lahren Hates Obamacare While Benefitting From It (Photos)

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Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren is being accused of health care hypocrisy.

On July 29, Lahren and comedian Chelsea Handler debated the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, two days after Senate Republicans failed to repeal it, reports Fortune.

"I believe it's my right to purchase health care, I don't believe it's my right to pay for it for other people," Lahren argued. "We need to find alternatives -- what we have now is not working. What we had before Obamacare wasn't working."

Handler responded by asking: "Do you have a health care plan or no?" Lahren admitted that she did. "Well luckily, I'm 24, so I am still on my parents' [plan]" she replied.

Lahren is still on her parents' plan because Obamacare allows dependents to remain on their parents' plans until they reach age 26. Before the law was passed, the cutoff age was 19, or 22 for full-time students.

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The audience's response was a combination of laughter and booing

Twitter joined in the criticism of Lahren, reports the Daily Mail.

As one user wrote: "Tomi Lahren herself would not have insurance without Obamacare. I guess she is not such a fan of liberty after all."

It was an apparent response to Lahren's July 16 tweet, "REPEAL OBAMACARE. REPLACE WITH LIBERTY. #GreatAmerica."

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The debate took place at Politicon, a convention in Pasadena, California, that is billed as "the quintessential non-partisan event of the year," bringing together figures from the political and entertainment worlds.

In May, Lahren joined the communications and strategies team at pro-Trump advocacy group Great America Alliance.

"The liberal establishment and mainstream media continue to fight our President at every turn, so it's critical for all Americans to step up and do all they can to advance the America First agenda," said Lahren in a statement announcing her new job.  "I'm excited to join the Great America team and continue supporting [President Donald Trump] and help ensure he can deliver on his promises to the American people."

The Great America Alliance is the successor organization to the Great America PAC, which raised $30 million in 2016 for Trump's presidential campaign, according to the organization's website.

"To realize President Trump’s promise to 'Make America Great Again,' our new effort, the Great America Alliance, will be the largest outside group to support President Trump’s agenda," the site says.

Lahren will be joining the "all-star team of professionals," which is supplemented by "key surrogates" like Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight and Sheriff David Clarke.

Sources: Fortune (2), Daily Mail, Great America Alliance / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Bloomberg/Getty Images via Daily Mail, Getty Images via Daily Mail

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