"Without insurance, my parents, who are of humble economic means, would surely be in financial ruin for the rest of their lives."
Last year, Alex M. from Castro Valley, California wrote the President to thank him for the Affordable Care Act.
Until January of 2014, Alex’s parents had been without health insurance since the recession. But under the Affordable Care Act, they were able to get quality, affordable insurance.
And it came just in time. A few months later, Alex’s father suffered a stroke and had to undergo emergency and intensive medical care. He would later require extensive physical therapy and radiosurgery to correct the cerebral abnormality that caused his stroke.
“If it weren’t for the Affordable Care Act, [my parents’] home and life savings would be lost to medical bills,” Alex wrote.
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