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The Faces of Health Care: Connie W.

Connie W. from Los Angeles wrote the President to explain how the Affordable Care Act made it possible for her to get quality, affordable health insurance.

"Thank you for taking the heat, mostly from folks who don't have to pay for insurance. It literally means life or death to some of us."

Connie W., who has hypertension and suffered a heart attack a few years ago, has to take several medications. Before the Affordable Care Act, her health insurance premium was $1,587 per month.

Working at a small nonprofit organization, she couldn't afford to pay those premiums, and her insurance company canceled her coverage at the end of 2013.

But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she was able to get the same insurance -- from the very same carrier -- for only $521 per month.

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