Carla from Georgetown, TX

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My husband and I have been self-employed consultants for over 20 years, and keeping health insurance has been difficult, and, most recently, unaffordable. I am now undergoing treatment for metastatic colon cancer (i.e., incurable). In the private insurance market, I am uninsurable. Under the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program, authorized in the Affordable Care Act, not only was I covered immediately, we are able to afford my ongoing cancer treatment (though it certainly is not free, with $400+ premiums, deductibles, co-insurance, and co-pays). If the ACA is either repealed or de-funded, I will be without health insurance. It would most likely lead to bankruptcy, and, at some point, having to discontinue treatment. My life, literally, depends on this government service.

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