When Sarah M. from Antelope, CA turned 26, she was no longer covered under her family’s health insurance plan. She then got a job that gave her a "limited" health care plan, with a care coverage limit of $10,000.
When Sarah lost that limited coverage, she applied for Covered California and enrolled in Medi-Cal coverage.
Shortly after getting covered under Medi-Cal, Sarah got a pap smear, which came back irregular. The follow-up biopsy revealed that Sarah had cervical cancer. Luckily, because she was still in the pre-cancer stage, the doctors were able to remove the abnormal cells.
"If you had not created Obamacare, I would never have caught it early, and would likely be suffering," Sarah wrote the President this past February. She says that the law "saved my life from cancer. I did not have to have chemotherapy and expensive bills to manage my care, because of you."
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done."