#ProtectOurCare Meet Nina in Tuscon
January 3, 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 Nina in Tucson, Arizona:
I am a 61 year old single mom. I have been self employed my whole life. My son and I are very healthy. After 30 years of paying for premiums that at times I could not afford, I was going to have to give up my insurance in 2013 because it came down to eat or pay for insurance.Then, the ACA insurance began and I received a subsidy and cost sharing and I literally cried because I felt my government cared about me. Having health insurance gives me peace of mind.
You can read more stories from parent across the country here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.momsrising.org/images/Lifesaver_Book_-_Final...
And if you have a story of your own you'd like to share, you can submit it here: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/healthcare-stories/