Barack Obama, President Obama — March 13, 2012

Profound examples of how the Affordable Care Act is saving lives


How dare anyone call this evil?

This first video is about Zoe. She was born with half a heart. By the time she was 6 months old, she had already had two open heart surgeries and was half-way to using up her lifetime cap. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she is alive and will grow old.

Here’s Zoe’s mom, Stacy:

Here’s insurance that you’ve been paying for for the past 20 years but, ‘Oh, don’t get sick. Don’t have a child that was born with a heart defect, because once you reach a certain limit, you know, we’re not gonna insure them anymore.’

I can’t even fathom what’s going through the minds that want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’re choosing life of death for many Americans…It’s sort of a state of denial. Like, well that couldn’t happen. Why would that happen? Why would they take that away from us?

This second video features a woman named Spike. Spike used to criticize the Affordable Care Act. That was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband was self-employed and couldn’t afford for them to pay for health insurance and a mortgage.

Here’s Spike:

I was just being haunted by the fact that I could actually die and leave my kids too soon. What’s available to middle class Americans who are uninsured and have a catastrophic illness?

One of my dear friends discovered the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, the PCIP. Ten days after applying, I had health insurance and I’m in treatment for Stage 3 breast cancer. It’s been the smoothest experience I’ve ever had with any health insurance company.

With PCIP under the Affordable Care Act, anybody with a pre-existing condition qualifies for health care.

I pay premiums just like anyone with health insurance. It’s not a government handout. I criticized the Affordable Care Act and the very thing that I criticized is going to save my life.

Because President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, I get to keep my house, I won’t go bankrupt, my kids are gonna go to college and I’m gonna live.

Are you in? Are you fired up and ready to go?