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Florida Trump Voter Torn Between Support for President, Obamacare Plan She Says Saved Her Life

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Kathy Watson sits outside her home in Lake City, Fla. The former business owner, who relies on the Affordable Care Act for health coverage, voted for Trump believing he wouldn't really repeal the healthcare law. (Credit: Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times)

Kathy Watson was anxious about her health coverage even before she woke up gasping for breath last month and drove herself to the emergency room with a flare-up in her heart condition.

After struggling for years without insurance, the 55-year-old former small-business owner — who has battled diabetes, high blood pressure and two cancers —  credits Obamacare with saving her life.

Watson also voted for Donald Trump, believing the businessman would bring change. She dismissed his campaign pledges to scrap the Affordable Care Act as bluster.

Now, as she watches the new president push to kill the law that provided her with a critical lifeline, Watson finds herself among many Trump supporters who must reconcile their votes with worries about the future of their healthcare.

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