Republicans have spent the last six years boasting of plans to repeal former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but they still have no idea how to replace it. While there has been some speculation that a replacement plan might take the name “Trumpcare,” due to its enactment under President Donald Trump, the GOP might be too late.
A South Carolina insurance company, called Hibbits Insurance, is attempting to take over the Trumpcare name. According to Gizmodo, the insurance group filed to trademark the name on Jan. 19, 2017, just one day before Trump’s inauguration.
The trademark has not yet been approved — just filed — but such a move already makes it that much more difficult for Trump to get the name for his own replacement plan, if it ever comes to fruition.
The founder of Hibbits Insurance, Rob Hibbits told Gizmodo, “I’ve been in the insurance business for 45 years and everything I’ve got is for sale. We’re just having some fun with it. It’s like Obamacare. We have no idea what we’re going to do with it.”
Hibbits is not the only group that has filed for a Trump-themed trademark. Other notable trademarks include, Trump Turdz described as “Stress relief exercise toys” and “Novelty toy items in the nature of fake poop,” as well as, TRUMP susPENCE™, I have been “tweeted” by Trump™, Trump Trash™, Dumps For Trump™, and Trump’s Fault™.