I can’t attend the march as I’m just getting over walking pneumonia and don’t have my strength back yet for a full march.
In 2000 I got cancer. I didn’t have health insurance and lost my home, pension, and IRA to pay my medical bills. (Two surgeries) Then, the economy crashed and I lost my life savings—-the only thing that kept me from being homeless was Obama extending UI benefits.
When I became sick, if not for Obamacare, I might not be alive now. The doctor caught the condition before it worsened into pneumonia.
I have nothing in social security because I only ever had pension jobs and had to withdrawal all my money. If healthcare is taken from us I’ll never stay healthy enough to work until I’m 90 when I can retire. I’m starting over financially.
I’m single with no extended family, Jewish, a substitute teacher in public schools, and older. That puts me on 3 of the targeted HIT lists.