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That's My Issue: Health care

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This post is part of KPCC & WNYC's "That's My Issue" series, and represents the views of its author, not of either station. 

I think the issue for the longest time has always been health care. It was really behind Clinton when he tried to get the healthcare bill passed and I was just so thrilled to see that Obama was able to get ObamaCare going. I really agree with him that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.

I’m a teacher, so I have pretty good healthcare. But I have friends who have no healthcare and they worry that if they break their leg or if — God-forbid — they get sick with cancer or whatever, they are going to go bankrupt. They’re not going to be able to take care of themselves. It’s just incomprehensible.

That's My Issue: Health Care by KPCC

I used live in Europe, too, and I had really good coverage. I don’t care if I have to pay a little more in taxes if it means it’s going to be for the greater good. I’m obviously a democrat.

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