Omaha woman: “The only reason I’m healthy today” is because of the ACA

Note: We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of Nebraskans who wanted to tell us how the health insurance protections of the Affordable Care Act have improved their lives. This is one of those stories.


The only reason I’m healthy today is because I was finally able to be covered under the ACA. I was turned away for years for having pre-existing conditions, while desperately trying to figure out what was wrong by banking on paying out-of-pocket for doctor and emergency room visits.

Every time I was even tested for something it was another strike against me. I had three jobs at one time (which I went to daily even when I felt like garbage) because I was trying to keep up with medical bills. My teeth went to hell because I was malnourished, which caused even more problems for me.

Once I was finally covered, a simple allergy test helped me figure out what was wrong and my health changed dramatically within a month. WITHIN A MONTH. There was a time I was so miserable I wanted to die. People with pre-existing conditions should be covered and every American should be able to afford insurance.    

Take Action!

Call the offices of Nebraska’s U.S. Senators today and tell them they must vote “NO” on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that will cause premiums to skyrocket for thousands of Nebraskans, remove protections for Nebraskans with preexisting conditions, and make enormous cuts to Medicaid.

Sen. Deb Fischer (202) 224-6551          Sen. Ben Sasse (202) 224-4224

Tell their staff how important the ACA’s protections are to you or someone you care about.

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