Dear President Obama,
Good morning, sir. This past April I was laid off from my job at the uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky. After that happened I was able to purchase health insurance through the exchange because of the Affordable Care Act.
In September, I landed a job and went back to work. Since my employer provided health insurance is not yet available to me (I haven't been there 60 days yet), I am still purchasing my health insurance through the exchange.
Last week I had a freak accident and turned my ankle walking down some steps. I dislocated my ankle and in doing so I also broke my leg in two places. I required surgery to repair my broken tibia and fibula and to put my ankle back in place.
Today, I received my hospital bill. It included the ambulance ride, the surgery, and my overnight hospital stay. The bill was $23,804.11.
My "Obamacare" insurance? It paid $22,576.55 of it.
I just wanted to write you to say this:
Without you and your Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it since I am currently off work due to my injury. Thank you for standing up for what is right and giving us all the opportunity for health insurance, especially those who have fallen on rough times. You are a hero to this country. And I wanted you to know my story.
Thanks again so very much,
April Wright in Kentucky