“We’ve seen presidents come and go, but nothing changed until President Obama came in and passed the Affordable Care Act. The fact that health insurance companies can no longer deny people who have pre-existing conditions is a big deal to us. It gives us peace of mind to know that we’ll be able to cover all of our employees.Read More…
“I am a self-employed attorney with two employees on our group insurance, and for years our rate had been going up. One week after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act, I received a check in the mail. All I could say was ‘wow’.
“The letter from my insurance company explained that my provider failed to meet the 80% standard required under the new law.
“Each year our insurance company has increased our premium and, in order to get a lower rate, every person on our plan was forced to take a higher deductible. Costs were getting out of hand and President Obama did something about it."
—John, a Californian who recently received a $737 rebate thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80% of premiums on patient care
“I was a big supporter of then-Senator Obama in 2008. It was a historic election, and I spent as much time as I could knocking doors in my neighborhood to help get out the vote.
“After the election, I continued to support the President by telling everyone who comes in to my barber shop how great he is. I truly believe his policies have made people's lives better across Pennsylvania and the country.
“A couple months ago, I decided I needed to do more, and became more involved in volunteering again. This is going to be a close election, and I want to do everything I can. Because I have arthritis, I am unable to do as much canvassing as I did in 2008. Instead, I have started hosting a phone bank and team meeting every Monday. I am glad I made the decision to be actively involved with the campaign again. There’s too much at stake to not do my part.”Read More…