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September 2, 2014

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letter to the editor:

The ACA is a vast improvement

My father passed away in 2010 from kidney failure and cancer.

My mother and I struggled with transporting him from doctor to specialist to rehab centers to the dialysis facility. We could not afford his medication, and dialysis was not working.

The only time we felt like the health care system was not failing us was when my father decided to stop dialysis and entered hospice to die three weeks later.

In our situation, we were blessed to have health insurance, but I could not imagine someone going through this hell without coverage.

We are reaching the March 31 deadline for insurance enrollment, and it gives me hope to know that another family won’t have to deal with the old health care system.

Nobody should be denied a pain-free, healthy and long life simply because he or she didn’t make enough money.

It’s a sick injustice, and it’ll require a lot of give and take to improve life for many.

Don’t give up on educating others and supporting the Affordable Care Act because it can’t succeed without a group effort.

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