Molly of El Cerrito, CA on Health Care

Molly of El Cerrito, CA writes:

I started organizing in 2004 after John Kerry’s loss. I was so mad that he lost, but realized I had done nothing to help him win. So, I decided to get involved. Around that same time, I read a book about a very early organizer in the 1930’s – Myles Horton – and how he taught others how to organize for Labor Rights and Civil Rights. I knew I wanted to have a group of people who wanted to stand up for what we believed in our own Democracy right here in West Contra Costa County, CA.

That seeded my involvement in the Obama Campaign and I have been organizing every since. Health care access is very important to me. I have a pre-existing condition and could probably not get covered at any cost if I lost my employer insurance. Covered California is my lifeline and the lifeline for millions of others. I want to protect the progress we have made the last 8 years.

I have a pre-existing condition and could not be covered at any cost if I lost my employer insurance. Covered California is my safety net if I ever lost my job.  My father was a Veteran and his Veteran’s health benefits were essential in his older years. My mother is covered under Medicare. Both of my parents had access to health care at critical times when the needed it and I have too. Health care is a human right and everyone should have access regardless of means.

I want to do everything in power to make sure that not only that the Affordable Care Act is protected, but that it is also extended even more than it is today. Please work with me to protect our progress!

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