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    Posted June 26, 2012 by
    EWillies1961
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    Are you living without health insurance?

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    If The Supreme Court Overturns The Affordable Care Act God Help Us All

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EWillies1961, a self-employed liberal Democrat living in Kingwood, Texas, shares why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court should not overturn The Affordable Health Care Act. He says the current health care system doesn't extend sufficient support to those who are self-employed or have pre-existing conditions. EWillies1961 falls under both of these categories and has experienced being denied health coverage. "Getting sick could wipe out everything I've earned and saved for. And, with that, everything I have left for my daughter would be gone." Have you been denied health coverage? Go here to upload your story.
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    We can sit back and nitpick about whether we like or dislike specific parts of the Affordable Care Act. This has given pollsters a skewed view of what middle class America really want based on our responses.

    In fact that is happening as we speak. A CBS poll earlier this year shows that 47% of Americans disapprove of the bill yet they like the content of most of the components of the bill.

    The GOP has used misinformation and mischaracterizations of the bill to successfully muddy the water. The question is what then?



    While we have philosophical and elitist conversations on whether healthcare is a right or privilege, the above characterization of what many of our American brothers and sisters are going through should give every person with a sense of morals pause. It is time that we realize that good healthcare is one of our pursuits for life and happiness that is also beneficial and necessary to maintain a strong country. There is nothing socialist about universal healthcare. It must be a right.

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