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‘The Affordable Care Act saved my life’ says mother of three being treated for cancer

‘The Affordable Care Act saved my life’ says mother of three being treated for cancer

After losing her job and being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, this woman could not have paid for treatment if it wasn’t for Obamacare. Laurie Merges never expected to be relying on Medicaid. As a highly educated woman with a successful career in corporate sales, she has worked her entire life and is raising three children, a 10-year-old and six-year-old […]

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‘I survived cancer because of Obamacare’ says 24-year-old man

‘I survived cancer because of Obamacare’ says 24-year-old man

If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, Alex worries that other people with a similar diagnosis will die. It had never occurred to Alex Weberman that he could be diagnosed with cancer. After all, he was just one week shy of his 23rd birthday and was focused on pursuing his dreams. He had just finished college and was preparing […]

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Thanks to Obamacare, this California woman is now cancer-free

Thanks to Obamacare, this California woman is now cancer-free

Without the Affordable Care Act, she would not have been able to get the surgery needed to treat her skin cancer. It’s frightening enough to be diagnosed with cancer, so imagine losing your health insurance just one month later. That’s what happened to Wendy back in 2011, when she was diagnosed with

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‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

Without health insurance, this woman would not have received the treatment she needed to survive. In April 2014, Marion N. Seidel was given the news no one wants to hear: “You have cancer.” She had a cancerous tumor on her tonsils that had already started affecting her lymph glands — a potentially dire situation. Regular readers of Eclectablog or those […]

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“Don’t put off buying health insurance,” says young man with cancer

“Don’t put off buying health insurance,” says young man with cancer

Brian was the picture of health before his diagnosis. He’s grateful he has insurance and wants everyone to get covered. Back in 2012, Brian Skibo had no reason to think there was anything wrong other than some work-related back pain. But when the pain didn’t respond to treatment, and he started getting headaches, his doctor ordered some tests. What the […]

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“The ACA is lifesaving for me,” says man being treated for a brain tumor

“The ACA is lifesaving for me,” says man being treated for a brain tumor

His medical bills would bankrupt him without insurance, which he might not have been able to buy before Obamacare. Things were looking good for David Wenzel in 2009. He was in the midst of starting his own business, which meant no longer having to work for someone else. But then he got the worse possible news: David was diagnosed with […]

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Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Getting health insurance turns one woman’s diagnosis from terminal to hopeful. A cancer diagnosis is terrifying enough. The only thing that’s worse? Knowing you don’t have insurance and can’t possibly afford to pay for treatment. Marion N. Seidel has been uninsured since she changed jobs seven years ago. She’s worked the same job ever since, but could never afford her […]

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Cancer patient gets affordable insurance and keeps all his doctors with Obamacare

Cancer patient gets affordable insurance and keeps all his doctors with Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act is saving one Michigan couple big money — and may just be saving a life. Charles Barnett was as “healthy as a horse” until late 2012, says his wife, Linda. That’s when he discovered a swollen lump in a gland. As it turns out, Charles had a stage 4 tumor under the floor of his mouth […]

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