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On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s signature achievement “Obamacare.” I am thankful for that decision.
On June 22, 2012, I recorded a discussion on the Supreme Court pending ruling on health care reform, with my nine year old grandson. Jeremiah is a child who has the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot. During our discussion he stated he is going to have another open heart surgery. He also said that he didn’t want to have another surgery because he is “SCARED.”
I believe that Jeremiah is a miracle. Today he is an active boy who enjoys fishing, sports, and to my surprise performing tricks on a shake board. This young child has every right to be scared about a future open heart surgery. He shouldn’t also have to worry that his pre-exiting condition will keep him from obtaining future quality health care because he was denied private health care insurance.
As a Christian I told him that he will be fine because God would give the surgeon the ability to do a good job during his next surgery. I didn’t tell Jeremiah but I am scared too. I support the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .I am scared that the Supreme Court's ruling will causes some voters to lose faith in the the voting process and stay home and not vote.
My involvement with my grandson’s serious health needs is one of the main reasons that I supported and voted for President Obama in 2008. It is also one of the many reasons that I still support him and his 2012 presidential bid.