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Trump Country worries about replacing Obamacare

At town halls across the country, including at this one for Senator Chuck Grassley in Garner, Iowa, on Feb. 21, voters have voiced concerns about losing benefits under plans to repeal and replace Obamacare

WHEN HIS SON CUT HIS TOE ON A CHAINSAW OUTSIDE their house in the Appalachian foothills, Robert Champion did what he often had to: barter for health care. He offered to fix a local doctor’s car in exchange for wrapping his son’s wound. “We’re prideful people,” says the longtime Republican, who owns a tiny mechanic shop outside Tryon, N.C., on a dusty patch of grass overlooking the mountains. “Everything you see here is ours. Nobody helped us.”

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