Just when things are getting nastier and nastier on the campaign trails for both Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates, and much to the the dismay of his Far Right Republican counterparts (read Sarah Palin), President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the Affordable care act, or colloquially known as OBAMACARE, is gaining even more steam and recognition and has not been the death-panel-grandma-killing-job-destroying disaster the Sarah Palin’s of the world hoped it would be.
It has been such a success in fact, that even a sworn hardened republican, one who worked tooth and nail to try and deny Obama from having any success on his multiple runs at the White House, one who has fought just as hard to survive a debilitating autoimmune disease, and as a result, been labeled as having a pre-existing condition and therefore not covered under traditional insurance plans, has come forward to speak about his experience under the A.C.A. and welcome Obama to Wisconsin. Check out his speech below:
“to be clear, I have never voted for president obama, ever, I am a republican who cursed his name, who falsely accused him, and someone who zealously worked to ensure that he would never be my president. Thanks to his fortitude, thanks to his unwavering vision of mercy, even towards me, this chump gets a second chance at life“
No matter what your political affiliation, you can’t deny how good it feels to hear stories like these stand out. A number I’d be really interested in seeing is how many patients with rare diseases have been affected by the implementation of Obamacare. Maybe we’ll do some interweb digging and find some numbers!
Feel free to share your experience with private insurance or Obamacare, we’d love to hear from you. No matter what your political leanings.