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As someone with a parent ...

As someone with a parent who has Parkinson's disease, I was ecstatic when the health reform bill passed! I breathe easier knowing that it will be easier for him to receive care. Please don't repeal health reform: it will hurt not only my father, but countless ...
—Anonymous

I am the group administra...

I am the group administrator for a small company. Our renewal rates just came out: 25-65% increases for our new plan year. The insurance companies continue to rake us over the coals because they can.

I have wanted to leave my company plan but in the ...

—AnonymousCalifornia

Starving grad student keeps our family healthcare coverage

I have a starving graduate student who was about to lose his health care coverage because he is turning 24; because of health care reform he can now keep our family health care coverage for another couple years. I hope by then there will be an affordable ...
—AnonymousOhio

Now that the he...

Now that the health care reform has been in effect, I have been able to

afford keeping up on important check ups and stay on top of my own

health.

—AnonymousCalifornia

Not the change we asked for

This is not the kind of story you are looking for.

I am a supporter of Health Care Reform, but the compromises forced on the reform bill by conservatives, who finally did not vote for the watered-down bill, have had devastating effects for some.

Last ...

—LarryMichigan

Mom's Story

My mom has been trying to buy private insurance for years but kept getting turned down because she had cancer 10 years ago. She has been fine and last year her oncologist even told her she no longer needed to have annual visits. That wasn't enough for ...
—KatieMaine

Sons are now covered, thank goodness.

I have two sons, one 25 and one 21. My older son has not had health care since graduating from college three years ago and my younger son recently graduated. I am delighted that I am able to put them on my health care because of the health care reform ...
—AvisNew York

I am VERY glad for the he...

I am VERY glad for the health care reforms

I can relax knowing that ...

I can relax knowing that when my son graduates from college early next year he won't be forced off of my insurance. My son has thyroid disease, severe eczema, and depression and could literally die without the medications that he needs. How is a kid ...
—AnonymousOhio

I recently had my annual ...

I recently had my annual (not actually sick, just an annual checkup) with my physician. With hospital laboratory charges for urine, blood, and who knows what other tests plus the actual doctor visit charges, it's no wonder I get an "annual" only every ...
—Anonymous

A grandmother's gratitude

Two years ago my beautiful granddaughter was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. She was a fulltime college student well on her way to her degree. The disease progressed dramatically and last year she was hospitalized and lost a portion of her intestines. ...
—AnonymousOhio

No Health Care for anyone

I could not get insurance before even if I tried and paid lots of money. Now that I am on SSDI, I can get insurance. The health care law helps, also. The man with whom I live has cancer. He will be able to get health care in two years when the law ...
—AnonymousIllinois

Gouged in the Emergency Room

I recently had to take my 11-year-old son to the emergency room because he had a foriegn body in his eye and I could not remove it. After waiting from 9:30 PM to 12:30 PM, the ER doc put fluorescent eye drops in his eye, said she couldn't remove it either, ...
—AnonymousGeorgia

It's Not About "Me"

I have high quality, affordable health insurance coverage through my employer, as do all the other members of my family. And yet, each of us supported the Democratic party's efforts in enacting health care reform. Now we're all sleeping better, knowing ...
—BobWisconsin

ADHD college student

I have an eighteen year old son who takes medication for ADHD. Under the previous health insurance, he had to be in college full-time for me to continue him on my insurance. With ADHD, he would have trouble carring 12 hours. His medications cost without ...
—AnonymousOklahoma

A change in the right direction for the people who need protection.

The general fear of what Health insurance companies can do to my family is greatly reduced. They are now prevented from collecting your premimuns for years then shedding you when you are in most need of insurance protection. Ever since the corporations ...
—CharlesIndiana

Mine is not a biggie I ...

Mine is not a biggie. I got my $250 check because I went into the donut hole. I really did not expect it because former employer 's healthcare plan cover rx through the donut hole, with co-pays. Gives me hope for the rest of it.
—BarbaraPennsylvania

Two years ago I was diagn...

Two years ago I was diagnosed with ms (multiple sclerosis). I had insurance but chose to not get treated to hide the fact that I had a pre-existing condition because my managers position was going to be eliminated (Idid find a new job at half the pay) ...
—AnonymousFlorida

For so many reasons hea...

For so many reasons, health care reform is a necessity for myself and my family, and we need more reform to truly provide the protections and care needed for this country.

We are fortunate enough to live in a state with a state-sponsored plan, and if ...

—AnonymousMaryland

Im a responsible hardwo...

I'm a responsible, hardworking divorced mother. I have two jobs, one as a part time teacher, one working for a non-profit, training ex-offenders in green jobs skills so they can find productive work instead of returning to crime. I'm a graduate student, ...
—MargaretIllinois
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