Andrea and her two sisters are just three of the 2.5 million young Americans who can stay on their parents' health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A volunteer in Florida, Andrea says health reform has had a big impact on her family.
“My parents first joked around saying, ‘I have to have you three on my health insurance till you’re 26? No!’ They then realized that it saves us all money to be under one insurance.
“I graduated from college two years ago. After experiencing life after college, I saw how difficult it is to get a full-time job that offers health insurance.
“When we found out that the Affordable Care Act gave us a few more years to be on my parents' health insurance, it was a stress release for all of us. My dad is the only one that works out of my parents, so my sisters and I help him with the bills. We struggle with all the bills already—having to worry about paying for health insurance is not something we can think of handling right now.”
Heading into 2012, Andrea is going to be doing all she can to re-elect President Obama.
“I want to work 24/7 to make sure President Obama gets re-elected. I don't want all the work that has been done to be taken away and families like mine to have to struggle for four years until the next election.”
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