|From:||Norma Jeane Y.|
|Sent on:||Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:12 AM|
Two years ago when health care reform was on the line, thousands of Floridians shared their personal stories -- and that helped shape the national debate.
Then, President Obama accomplished what presidents from both parties had tried to do for more than 70 years. He'll be the first to admit he didn't do it alone -- he was bolstered by people like you who stood up to fight for reform.
Now, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, we want to check in on the progress that's been made. This is going to be a key issue in this election, and your stories will help show voters how this law is already helping millions.
Share how health care reform has helped you or someone you know.
Before reform, hundreds of thousands of families each year would find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy just because someone got sick. Pre-existing conditions allowed insurance companies to deny coverage to children. A coverage gap for prescription drugs caught seniors by surprise, costing them hundreds of dollars out of pocket.
But then you spoke up and stood with President Obama for change. And on March 23rd, 2010, we made history by helping pass the Affordable Care Act.
Now, two years later, folks are starting to see the real-life impact of reform.
In Florida alone, 9.3 million people are protected from lifetime limits on coverage; 4.7 million people have benefited from rules requiring coverage of preventive services like mammograms, colon cancer screenings, and immunizations; 1.8 million seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare have already received free preventive care; and 160,000 young people who would otherwise be uninsured are staying on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26.
This isn't where the story ends. The other side is bent on taking down the health reform we fought so hard for.
Will you help tell the story of the Affordable Care Act and why it matters to families in Florida, and across the country?
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
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