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Letter: ‘Obamacare’ would have saved son’s life

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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 am

My son, Terry James Maurer, would be 37 years old just this last June, but it was not to be. He was a good kid. He served his country, and was a general manager of some health clubs in Indiana at the time of his untimely death.

He died just over three years ago of cardiomyopathy, which, once diagnosed, rendered him “uninsurable.” He would be alive today if “Obamacare” had been in full effect at that time. We, his caring family, made extraordinary efforts to find care for him. Instead, like many other perfectly good and responsible Americans, Terry was sentenced to death by the corporate policy of big insurance.

It’s always been about profitability for them — never about health care for us. It’s an old corporate saw needing to be directly confronted by all Americans who know that there is a better way. While Obamacare has a lot of faults, these can be worked out by responsible, caring citizens of this great country.

Don’t like Obamacare? Your vote may be enough to kill more kids like my son, and sentence many others to long-term misery.

Gary F. Maurer

Lodi

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