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Letter: Obamacare saved my life

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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:00 am

Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act — saved my life.

I worked all of my life and found myself suddenly without work and without medical insurance. I signed up for Obamacare as required by law.

Within one month of receiving my insurance, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My medical insurance plan covered the necessary surgery, medicine and support to prolong my life. Due to my Kaiser medical plan, today I am thriving. I received the support and assistance I needed, and today I am in remission. The copay is affordable.

In the 60 years of my life I have never received or relied on federal assistance. Thanks to Obamacare, I can live a long life.

Jeri Miller


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  • Christina Welch posted at 5:33 pm on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 434

    Sad but true.

  • Jien Kaur posted at 4:58 pm on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Jien Kaur Posts: 292


    Great news that you were able to get treatment for a pre-existing condition. That would never have happened except for that provision of Obamacare.

    Your situation is similar to my sister's - only she wasn't able to get any health care and instead of leaving her family with huge medical bills, she made the decision for no treatment. We miss her very bad.

    I remember you from the "old days" at Lodi Fab. Good to hear you are doing well.

  • Walter Chang posted at 8:50 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    Christina, I would of introduced you to Ron...

    But I see that you already met!

    No warning needed either as you already got him pegged.

    Haters gotta hate.


  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:48 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1585

    Why would you assume that Jeri isn't paying for her insurance. This sort of meanness is becoming all to common. Maybe Jeri has benefited from the pre-existing condition or the no ceiling on treatment aspect of Obamacare. You really have no way of knowing from this letter and your leap to condemn is ugly.

  • Christina Welch posted at 10:25 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 434

    Yes, sailed on to recovery. Your sarcasm seems to imply that you would have rather this poor woman died. Shame on you!

  • Ron Werner posted at 4:52 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Ron Werner Posts: 101

    Jeri wrote "In the 60 years of my life I have never received or relied on federal assistance"

    Guess that ship has sailed.

  • Ed Walters posted at 2:19 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 606

    Miller in her post thanks Obama care for saving her life, I have no problem with that, as my wife is a 20 breast cancer survivor. She must remember that Barry care helped pay for her surgery, before and after care. I am delighted to here that she is doing well. One more thing, she mentioned Kaiser briefly, I would think she would be more grateful to the wonderful doctors at Kaiser who removed the cancer. [beam]

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:28 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1585

    That's great news about your recovery, thanks for the letter.

  • Mike Adams posted at 8:26 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1492

    Conservatives would prefer that individuals like you, who didn't have health insurance until "obamacare" would get sick and quietly die. They prefer to focus on "you can keep your current doctor" as a lie by the President knowing that insurance companies can change or alter coverage at will rather than enumerate all the people "obamacare" has helped.

  • Walter Chang posted at 8:03 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    Jeri, thanks for sharing.

    Good luck to you!!



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