#ProtectOurCare Meet Elizabeth in Pennsylvania
January 4, 2017
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 Elizabeth in Pennsylvania:
I had a number of concerning symptoms, but I didn't know what was wrong. My husband was having heart palpitations, just one year younger than when his father died of a heart attack. We couldn't afford testing to find out what was wrong with us, and we wanted a child.After getting health insurance through the ACA, we both got tests I had a thyroid condition that was easily treated with an inexpensive medication. He was put on a simple inexpensive heart medication and we both started going to the doctor for simple checkups.We had our baby in January 2016 and I was happy to have excellent care through my thankfully uncomplicated pregnancy. My beautiful healthy baby relies on our coverage for his many regular well baby appointments and vaccines. We both work. The ACA is our only option, I love it and credit it with my families health.
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