Tomi Lahren has made a career out of hating Obamacare -- which she once described as a "sack of crap." But on Saturday the nation learned that the outspoken conservative commentator benefits from at least one major provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Now, Lahren is responding to critics who are pointing out what appears to be a hypocritical stance.
"Y'all realize BOTH the house and senate health bills included that provision as well..." she wrote Monday on Twitter, referring to Republican legislation to partially repeal the health care law.
Y'all realize BOTH the house and senate health bills included that provision as well... https://t.co/PDLXb9ahj2— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1501524142.0
Republican bills in house and senate both left the under 26 provision in the healthcare plan. https://t.co/eLu00rff0Y— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1501524238.0
During a debate with comedian Chelsea Handler at Politicon over the weekend, Lahren railed against Obamacare but admitted she was still on her parents' health insurance plan.
"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 said. "We need to find alternatives — what we have now is not working. What we had before Obamacare wasn't working."
"Do you have a health care plan or no?" Handler asked.
"Well luckily, I'm 24, so I am still on my parents," Lahren replied.
The Obamacare law allowed children to to stay on their parents' health insurance until the age of 26. Previously, the cutoff age was 19.
Lahren's admission that she benefits from the provision led to a flood of commentary from social media users -- along with a slew of snarky headlines.