I was scared of getting cancer. Absolutely terrified. The fear haunted me and kept me up at night. I looked in the mirror and every day I thought today would be the day that I would find a lump and be diagnosed.
🔹Because of the of Affordable Care Act I was protected and guaranteed insurance coverage, regardless of my BRCA genetic mutation aka a preexisting condition.
🔹Because of the ACA I was able to afford testing for the BRCA genetic mutation.
🔹Because of the ACA I was able to afford the tests that determined my risk of cancer.
🔹Because of the ACA I was able to afford to take action and have a preventative double mastectomy.
🔹Because of the ACA I was able to afford to make this potentially life saving decision.
🔹Because of the ACA I am protected.
🔹Because of the ACA I am a #previvor.
🔹Because of the ACA I am no longer scared.
But without the ACA, people like me, won’t be protected and will most likely shy away from testing because they won’t be able to afford health insurance, let alone the testing or the ability to take action.
You might not think you need health care right now, but that’s what I thought two years ago. So please, #killthebill. Take action. Call your senators. Go to protests over the weekend. Write in to local news outlets and offer to share your story. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE 💪🏻