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Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S.
MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #ProtectOurCare blog series will highlight many of the stories we've received.
From Anne in Alaska:
"My son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when he was 17. He's now 32. He's been denied Disability Assistance by Social Security three times.

His entire colon was removed two years ago and he wears an ostomy bag. But he still endures extreme pain every day.

He is attempting to finish his degree in Social Anthropology, but his pain has caused him to take full semester breaks in order to focus on his physical health by seeing his physician.

Without his Cimzia (subcutaneous injections every three weeks) he will succumb to this extremely painful disease."

You can read more stories from parent across the country here:

And if you have a story of your own you'd like to share, you can submit it here:

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