No congressional district in Wisconsin delivered a bigger victory margin for Donald Trump last fall (20 points) than the rural northern one represented by Republican Sean Duffy.
But by one key measure, no district in Wisconsin would lose more health care aid under the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
Wisconsin is part of a national pattern in which the Obamacare enrollees who appear to be hit the hardest by the Republican plan fit the demographic and geographic profile of Trump’s political base.Graphic: Subsidy cuts
These enrollees are in their 50s and early 60s. Trump won that group by 15 points in Wisconsin, according to exit polling.
And they disproportionately live in rural areas that voted for Trump and are represented by Republicans in Congress.
Take the case of a fairly typical Obamacare enrollee — a 60-year-old with an income of $30,000.
Nationwide, this man or woman would lose an average of $4,150 per year in health care tax credits and subsidies under the GOP plan, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.