Today I picked up a life-saving medication from the pharmacy. I have been on it for the last 11 months and without it I would die.
I have Autoimmune Pernicious Anemia, which basically means I cannot absorb Vitamin B12 through my stomach and have to give myself injections of Vitamin B12 to live. It’s a chronic disease that I’ll have for the rest of my life. There’s no cure, just treatment.
Without the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), I would not have been able to get this medicine today. In fact, I couldn’t get health insurance at all. I tried and I was denied coverage due to migraine pre-existing condition.
I know there’s still plenty wrong with health care in America; we’ve got a long way to go in reforming health insurance and drug companies who are ripping off everyone. I am still very grateful for Obamacare because without it, I likely wouldn’t be alive today.
Today’s #OneGoodThing was filling my life-saving prescription. Thanks Obama! Seriously, thank you.
Day 5 of 365.
What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!
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