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Affordable Care Act Enrages Few but Encourages Many



It’s impossible to turn on the TV or browse the paper without something health care related jumping out at you.  Republicans are currently trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was recently signed into law by President Obama.  Regardless of your political views, I am confident that we can all agree that having health care is essential.

I’ve known families to go without it because they assumed they wouldn’t be able to afford it. You’ll never know for sure whether you can or can’t afford to pay for health insurance until you get a quote, and fortunately, health insurance quotes are free of charge. Taking care of yourself is essential at any cost, but with a health care policy, you don’t have to be in over your head with medical bills.

Don’t put your family in an awful financial situation because you didn’t conduct simple research.  Due to the Affordable Care Act, you will be able to keep your children on your policy until age 26. Also, if you have gone without insurance for six months or longer and have been denied by companies because of a pre-existing condition, you can now get coverage. Regardless of your job, financial situation, or preexisting condition, don’t be afraid to obtain health insurance quotes to get an idea of what your premium may be.  You will be surprised to learn that there are many affordable health plans out there to protect you and your family.

Although we’re not there yet, there is hope that any American unable to afford health care will receive assistance.  Further, insurance companies will not be able to turn away applicants because of preexisting conditions.  As the wife of a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, this is a dream come true.  My husband did not choose to get Diabetes; he was born with it.  It is sometimes frustrating that he does not qualify for specific programs, or we have to pay triple what others do because of his condition.  I am glad that the Affordable Care Act takes this into account for families.

The reason health insurance is such a hot topic is because people understand its value.  As an American citizen, I feel that health insurance is a right and is something everyone should be entitled to.  The Statue of Liberty, a representation of our great country, reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”  We live in this country because we can be free and the new health policies set in place is a huge step toward achieving acceptance for all.