When the MRI showed the anomaly in my brain, health insurance companies didn’t care that it was benign. They used the irregular MRI as a reason to deny me coverage. For the past few years, I’ve been self-employed, and I've felt like I always had to fend for myself. But now for the first time, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I feel like I'm on a level playing field with my friends who work at large companies. My irregular MRI is no longer an obstacle I have to overcome to get coverage I can afford.
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