Action of the day: share your story at Faces of the ACA

The photo shows a white person's hand holding several pills, with the text "Faces of the ACA: the Affordable Care Act matters to us" superimposed on it

Have you or your family been helped by the ACA?  If so, consider sharing your story at Faces of the ACA.  This site is collecting vignettes about Americans who have gained insurance through the healthcare program, putting faces to the 18 million citizens who might potentially go uninsured if Republicans repeal it.  As Dawna O. from Marietta, Georgia wrote,

My daughter and her children depend on the ACA. She works for a company who does not provide employer based benefits. She makes too much money for Medicaid but not enough to buy private insurance for her family. If the ACA is repealed they will have to go back to using the ER as their primary doctor. The problem is that you can’t just pop into the ER for minor things. She has to wait until her children or herself are sick enough to be considered an emergency. Do you know how scary that is? when your kids are sick and you just need an antibiotic but you have to wait and let their illness become an emergency before you can seek help? It’s terrifying to live like that.

Author: progressiveactiondaily

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