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That's My Issue: Access to healthcare

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Supporters and protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to find out the ruling on the Affordable Health Act June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

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

My wife has breast cancer.

We’re both employed. She isn’t now, she’s staying with the kids, but I’m employed. God forbid tomorrow I don’t have a job, and I try to get her health insurance. Once [the Affordable Care Act] kicks in, she can never be denied again.

This is ridiculous. This idea that just because you’re sick or have been sick, you can be denied — flat-out denied — or just the price is so high that you can’t pay it.

I mean, that’s life-or-death for me and my family — literally life-or-death. And it’s the number one issue.

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With contributions by Amy Lieu

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