I am self employed artist living in Arizona. I am a single mom who cares deeply about access to affordable health care for all. I believe we are all in this together and must stand strong, together, in our efforts to advocate for issues concerning the wellbeing of children and families.
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October 15, 2019
The most difficult challenge over the years was paying for the escalating costs of health insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect. Health insurance is essential because without insurance there is no health care. My 51-year-old brother went to the emergency room in 2010 with a health crisis due to an undiagnosed condition that ultimately took his life a year later. He worked full time but could not afford insurance therefore he had no access to preventative care, testing, diagnostics, or any medical interventions.