The news has been full recently of stories about the ongoing disaster that is ObamaCare. In the wake of Aetna pulling out of most ObamaCare exchanges, some have commented that the dreaded "death spiral" that critics of the so-called Affordable Care Act warned about is coming to fruition.
But there's a deeply personal side to the ObamaCare nightmare, too. The way it puts good people into terrible situations, unable to afford their insurance or their health care. These personal stories are what make us want to fight for a better health care system. Stories like this one from 2014:
Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring.
But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.
“To spend thousands of dollars just making sure it hasn’t grown?” said Ms. Wanderlich, 61. “I don’t have that money.”
At BrokenObamaCarePromises.com, we've been collecting stories of the true human cost of ObamaCare. And if you're someone who has been harmed by this disastrous law, we want to hear from you. Share your story by emailing us at [email protected]. Pictures and/or video testimonials are encouraged.