Here are some real life stories from the website, Obamacare Facts, detailing how the Affordable Care Act has, or will help them.
This is a great plan. I work for a small business that Blue Cross blue shield dropped because we had older women working and the premium became so high we could not afford it, but under the Inclusive Health plan we all have insurance again even women with diabetics and older males that smoke, they are better off because they can all afford to see a doctor regularly and can afford their medications again, which keeps them healthier and able to work and have preventive care rather than more expensive catastrophic care.
I myself was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was uninsured and have a huge hospital bill to pay but under inclusive health plan everything from Oct 1, 2012 is covered even if the cancer comes back. The recommenced drug for estrogen blocking was $89 a month, under the plan it is $10.00.
I feel so much better knowing my co-workers have health insurance. Everyone has gone for a much needed physical after getting their insurance which makes them feel better and safer.
Thank you very much!
– Roxanne K., North Carolina
Both my sons benefited from the healthcare option of staying on our health insurance plan until they turn 26. Without this option neither one of them would have had health insurance. Our oldest son, a college graduate, now has a full time job and has his own insurance. Our youngest son will stay on our plan because the insurance his fulltime job offers is high priced and offers poor benefits. We need Obamacare for every single American citizen who qualifies. Anyone who says differently is not looking at the facts or talking to people who are seeing the benefits and who will benefit in the future as the plan unfolds.
– Jackie B
Here it goes…three days in to my hospital stay it was time to switch me off the morphine iv to some other type of pain management in preparation for my upcoming discharge. The nurse came and told me the pain management Dr. would be in to see me soon.
A few hours later no one had come. I asked the nurse what the deal was. She said- “you have no insurance, he won’t see you.”
I started crying. I have a pre-existing condition (SLE) so even though I can afford to purchase my own insurance I can’t get any. I am also self-employed making it even more difficult.
There was never even a time when someone came in and asked if I wanted to pay the Dr. to come see me. They just said he won’t see patients with no insurance. So here it is days later, I’m still sitting at home in pain with no solution on the horizon. I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO BUY insurance and to not be discriminated against because I have a disease that I’ve had for almost 20 years that is under control. This bill may save my life, friends.
Lastly, here is an article written by a mother whose son has a brain tumor. It was recently published online in the Washington Post and is entitled “Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin.”