Five years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But I am a lucky person. I was able to afford the treatment.
Too many people in the United States still lack the medical care they need today. The 2021 US bailout includes subsidies to make health insurance more affordable than ever, and by 2022, he said 14.5 million Americans will have health insurance. set a record.
The expiration date for these important and life-saving grants is approaching. Also, unless renewed, the voter will be notified of her 2023 bonus increase just before his November midterm elections.
I am a small business owner and my health insurance is covered by the Affordable Medical Care Act. Before joining ACA, I had insurance that I didn’t need. For small business owners and freelancers, there has never been a better option. Having no other choice, I took the risk. And then I got cancer.
It cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for six months of chemotherapy and a month of radiation needed to remove malignant tumors from my body to save my life. If I still had this crap insurance policy, I would be dead broke today.
But instead, I could afford to go into remission. Because I had my diagnosis and treatment after I had health insurance from his ACA, the Affordable Care Act covered catastrophic costs after the deductible went into effect. But cancer survival doesn’t come cheap. My care team includes several cancer and long-term survivor specialists, so I still pay my medical bills every year.My health insurance is my lifeline.
I was not eligible for subsidy in 2017, but was fortunate enough to pay for a subsidized ACA plan. Many Americans cannot.
Without swift action from Congress, tens of millions of Americans will face skyrocketing premiums and will be without health insurance. Congressional inaction robs them of critical attention during a pandemic. Millions of Americans will face lifelong medical conditions based on COVID-19 alone.
The senator has officially returned to power after a two-week break. We need to set the agenda for the final day before the Aug. 5 break and prioritize Obamacare grant renewals in the next round of negotiations on the budget adjustment bill. The budget deadline is September 30, but insurers are already considering increases next year.
Republicans have consistently opposed essential access to health care and have voted against health care for Americans for years. They support the ACA in a bipartisan manner do not act to Therefore, all 50 Senate Democrats and a majority of House Democrats must band together to avoid impending doom when these health insurance subsidies expire. President Biden is now seeking renewal of his ACA grants in the US bailout and Congress must comply.
American lives are at stake. I don’t have time. Many of us live in fear that our health care will be threatened. If you have a chronic illness or condition, or if you are at risk of having another cancer, heart attack, or stroke, going uninsured is not an option.
Reach out to your senators and elected officials now to urge them to start by renewing ACA grants with budget adjustment bills to finally make health care affordable. I’ll be a health care voter in November, but I need to act now on the pre-tax deduction for insurance premiums.
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