Diagnosed with MS back in 2001, Rodney has a personal stake in this election when it comes to his health care.
“I’m a 55 year old African American living with MS -- and the idea of not having adequate health care or having health care available to me is frightening to say the least. It’s really important for anyone with a chronic condition to be able to afford health care.”
Not only does Rodney have to worry about himself, but he also has to worry about his daughter, who developed unexpected health problems as a teenager and now has a pre-existing condition. Before the Affordable Care Act passed, Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied health care coverage, or have to pay more than they could afford.
“My youngest daughter had a stroke when she was 16 – so she has a pre-existing condition. It’s so frightening to think what could happen to her. So the affordable care is extremely important to me.”
Under President Obama, the Affordable Care Act has made health care more affordable already for thousands of Coloradans – including Rodney and his daughter. In Colorado alone, 1,300,000 people have access to preventive care, 2,300,000 will no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, 44,000 uninsured young adults are now covered by their parent’s insurance, and over 39,000 seniors -- who fell into the doughnut hole last year -- saved an average of $600 on their prescription drugs.
Rodney knows the President has his back when it comes to affordable health care, and now he volunteers to make sure his neighbors know it too.
“I will do everything in my power to make sure that we can re-elect President Obama for the next four years.”
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