Health Care for America Now … Supports Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

Health Care for America Now was able to bring people from across the country to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court this week to tell their stories about how Obamacare is already helping them and millions of Americans.

Click here to see a photo gallery of activity on the Supreme Court steps.

Stacie Ritter's twin girls, childhood cancer survivors who can not be denied care due to pre-existing conditions.
Stacie Ritter’s twin girls, childhood cancer survivors who can not be denied care due to pre-existing conditions.

For three days the justices heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Outside, thousands of people gathered to fight the Republican attack on this law and health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare.

HCAN and our allies were out in force and made a big splash in the media. Here are just a few of the people who were able to tell the national press their stories:

  • Theodore Method is a military veteran and retired postal worker from Virginia whose wife has Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and congestive heart failure and is now living in a nursing home where Theodore goes to feed her lunch every day. If his wife’s Medicaid benefits were cut, Theodore would have to exhaust his own retirement funds to maintain his wife’s standard of care and would quickly run out of resources for both of them.
  • Spike Dolomite Ward was uninsured when she was diagnosed last year with Stage 3 breast cancer. Now she is covered and receiving chemotherapy thanks to Obamacare’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
  • Stacie Ritter is a Pennsylvania mom to twin daughters who survived leukemia after the family battled with the insurance company and filed for bankruptcy. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, her daughters can never again be excluded from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. We know these stories had an impact on those who heard them this week.

We know these stories had an impact this week. Please watch the videos showing how important the health care law is here and here.

We will continue to fight the tea party and extremist Republicans to protect this law and put people before profits. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to providing affordable, quality health care for all.


Will O’Neill Health Care for America Now