Stacey Lihn, the very nervous and emotional mother of a child with a heart defect, at the Dem convention...
For me, there was the day the Affordable Care Act passed. And I no longer had to worry about getting Zoey the care she needed. There was the day the letter arrived from the insurance company, saying that our daughter’s lifetime cap had been lifted...if God forbid, Zoey needs a heart transplant., Obamacare provides my family security and relief.
But we’re also scared. Governor Romney repealing health care reform is something we worry about nearly every single day. Zoey’s third open heart surgery will happen either next year or the year after.
If Mitt Romney becomes president and Obamacare is repealed, there is a good chance she’ll hit her lifetime cap. There’s no way we can afford the care she needs to survive. When you have a sick chilld, it’s always in the back of your mind, and sometimes in the front of your mind. On top of that, worrying that people would let an insurance company take away her health care, just because of politics? One in 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect. President Obama is fighting for them. And we need to fight for him.
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