Obamacare May Save My Life

    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23:  Dr. Jim Spears examines Sarah Ittner, a New York-based actor who does not have health coverage, at the Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic on March 23, 2011 in New York City. Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of President Obama's healthcare law known as the Affordable Care Act. The debate over the bill, which aims to bring affordable healthcare to all Americans, has been emotinal as Republican activists have tried to get it repealed. The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic supplies those in the entertainment industry without health coverage with access to doctors and specialists. The clinic has been serving the entertainment community since 2003.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Look for this column to go viral when the general presidential election heats up next year. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Spike Dolomite Ward says she was recently diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. An uninsured nonprofit employee, Ward had no idea how she would pay for treatment—until she discovered that she could get insurance coverage through a provision of “Obamacare.” Until recently, she believed that the president had abandoned the middle class. Now her tone has changed: “I’m sorry I didn’t realize that he really has stood up for me and my family, and for so many others like us.”

    Read it at the Los Angeles Times