My name is Leslie Statham and I was diagnose with colon cancer in 2012. In 2011 my husband's job shut done and two months later we were out of insurance coverage. We were never sick, so I thought everything would be okay with us until we could get insurance again. But in January and March of 2012 I was hospitalized without any insurance. I was given Healthcare District Insurance, but in 2013 I was denied coverage even though we only made about $22,000. in 2012. Since May of this year I have been paying out of pocket every time I go to the Doctor. It is not easy seeing that we don't have a large income between the two of us. Sometimes I have to chose between paying my mortgage or paying the doctor's bill. It is not easy. I got on disability this year and I applied for Medicaid but I was told that I would have to pay $1,800. a month before Medicaid take over. Thank God my medications are free, because if I had to pay for my cancer medications I would be dead by now. My doctor has been very supportive to me and I can say thanks for that. So Obama care would be of great help to me and my husband. Thank you for reading my story and for caring about my situation.
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