Fighting to stay in the 54%

I have been fighting to remain at work fulltime despite the last 6 years of chronic pain and illness. I’ve managed to stay off of disability thus far, so I guess that puts me in the 54%? I cried the day ObamaCare was signed. It actually means the world to me.

As hard as I struggle to stay at my desk everyday, I will to come to a wall at some point; a time when I can no longer bear the traditional work day. I imagine that I might start my own consulting firm (small business), a job that would allow me to work flexible hours, from more comfortable positions. The key to my ability to remain viable in the workplace is ObamaCare. Without it, my pre-existing-condition-self will not be able to get health insurance. Without it, I will hit the disability rolls far sooner than I care to.

ObamaCare isn’t just some program that the politicos debate over, it means the world to me. This final week of the political season, I hope that we all can take a minute away from the score-keeping craziness of the 24-hour news cycle to consider the people these programs will actually affect. In the end, it isn’t an ideological game to be won, it will mean something to my future, to my family’s future and to yours. Use your voice to vote for all of us on Tuesday.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I am so sorry for your suffering my dear and I think everyone needs to read this to see that universal healthcare DOES help those close to us!

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  2. So true Beth. It isn’t about a handout, it helps people with chronic health issues stay self-reliant.

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  3. I am sorry too that you have to deal with this chronic pain. I can’t imagine; you are inspiring and admirable.

    In my opinion, Obamacare is the most important piece of legislation to pass in years, if not decades. I am really tired of people picking it apart in the way it’s constantly being done and I hope that we look back on it in the years to come and realize how beneficial it is.

    My sister’s oldest son (age 7 years) has been victim of the pre-existing stigma. He has asthma and she’s struggled to find affordable coverage over the years and when this was passed, it was an incredible relief. I know there are literally millions of similar stories out there. I could go on all day about this, but affordable, quality-driven healthcare availability for ALL is so important and I am sick of the (healthcare) system being broken, greedy, and misguided and I feel this is a step the the right direction.

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    • YES! I couldn’t be nodding my head faster Aimee – it ia such am amazing piece of legislation and I wish everyone could see what good it is doing for families like you sister’s. Health and healthcare are human rights and we cannot talk about valuing families if we are unwilling to consider guaranteed healthcare for our kids.

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