Long post in support of #blackoutforhealthcare
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Before the ACA I worked for a company that paid me barely above the poverty line and didn't provide any sort of insurance assistance. I paid $99 a month for a plan that would literally only help me if I had some sort of catastrophic event. That $99 meant I wouldn't have money for atleast one week of groceries, but I made up for that by working at a restaurant on the weekends where I would take uneaten food. Essentially I just crossed my fingers that I wasn't going to get sick...and that someone was going to order an extra plate they didn't eat. The one thing that I had through all of this was that I knew if something REALLY bad happened, someone in my family would be able to help me out. I also wasn't supporting a family.

For a lot of people that's not an option - the ACA is that helping hand. It's the difference between living and dying because prescriptions are too expensive. Because they have a pre-existing condition that disqualified them from the old system. Because mental health and preventative care didn't matter before the ACA. This is a lifeline in this country.

In the short amount of time we have had access to the ACA people have started to realize how much you can do when you have preventative care. With preventative care you are able to recover if you do get sick vs. constantly getting to 90% only to fall back into the depths of that flu you can't quite kick. Yes it needs work. No it doesn't need to be erased. #repairdontrepeal #endthestigma #resist
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  • smoorelovinLong post in support of #blackoutforhealthcare

    Before the ACA I worked for a company that paid me barely above the poverty line and didn't provide any sort of insurance assistance. I paid $99 a month for a plan that would literally only help me if I had some sort of catastrophic event. That $99 meant I wouldn't have money for atleast one week of groceries, but I made up for that by working at a restaurant on the weekends where I would take uneaten food. Essentially I just crossed my fingers that I wasn't going to get sick...and that someone was going to order an extra plate they didn't eat. The one thing that I had through all of this was that I knew if something REALLY bad happened, someone in my family would be able to help me out. I also wasn't supporting a family.

    For a lot of people that's not an option - the ACA is that helping hand. It's the difference between living and dying because prescriptions are too expensive. Because they have a pre-existing condition that disqualified them from the old system. Because mental health and preventative care didn't matter before the ACA. This is a lifeline in this country.

    In the short amount of time we have had access to the ACA people have started to realize how much you can do when you have preventative care. With preventative care you are able to recover if you do get sick vs. constantly getting to 90% only to fall back into the depths of that flu you can't quite kick. Yes it needs work. No it doesn't need to be erased. #repairdontrepeal #endthestigma #resist
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  • peachestopenLove this. Stories Iike yours make it obvious we need ADA. Society is better off.
  • inferno_inkBravo. Thanks for this.
  • ines_festiniLove it 💕
  • _lisliOff topic, but is this a cat?!
  • smoorelovin@_lisli mwahahahahaha yes 😂😂😂
  • _lisliPuuurrrrrrrrrfection. 😻👌🏻
  • attractsocialGreat post
  • theholisticbabeI fully agree ! Love this post love !
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