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The Faces of Health Care: Sarah M.

Sarah M. from Antelope, CA writes the President to tell him how he literally saved her life.

"You literally saved my life."

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."