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“If it weren't for [the Affordable Care Act], my family would be uninsured.”
“Without … [the] Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it.”
“I am a wife and mother to 2 young children, ages 6 & 10. I am recovering and alive because I had insurance.”
“I am an American with many hopes and dreams and I know I will face many challenges ahead. But, now I have peace of mind and less anxiety about maintaining good health.”
“Before this Act, I was very limited in obtaining any health care. It has changed my life dramatically.”
“Without the Affordable Care Act, I simply could not have retired at 62.”
“I cannot begin to express the relief and decreased stress this has brought me.”
“My guess is that there are many more Americans whose new health insurance is already allowing them to contribute more fully to the economy and their communities.”
“The affordable solution was pain medication. … Then the ACA happened.”
“I remember breaking down in tears because no longer was I going to be punished for a disease I never asked for.”
“I cried the day I was finally able to sign up for coverage. I felt like a fifty-pound weight was lifted from my shoulders.”
“Our budget is very [tight] and we live month to month. So having this coverage is a huge relief for us.”
Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act became — opening the doors to affordable, quality health insurance for millions of people. And today, we learned that, thanks to the health care law, 16.4 million Americans are signed up for private health coverage that suits their needs.
Under Obamacare, America’s uninsured rate has fallen 35 percent. Read more at vox.com.
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