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Health insurance changes lives

By Regan Lamphier | Jun 9, 2019

Good health is the foundation of a good life. Without health insurance, that good life is out of reach for many Americans. Hundreds of thousands of our people are paying a terrible price for our current ineffective and wasteful health care system.

Access to health insurance has meant the world to me and my family. We have been very lucky. My mother had bipolar disorder, but she was able to purchase the medication that kept her illness under control. She cared for her family and ran a business because of that medication.

Several years ago, my father had prostate cancer. It was found early and easily treated because he saw his doctor regularly. My husband has Type 1 diabetes. He now uses an insulin pump, the most modern technology available, and he is healthier than ever before. Then, when my son needed brain surgery, it was performed by world famous doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital.

All of this was possible because of health insurance. Still, I cant help but think of other families; the ones who don’t have health insurance. Without quality medical care, their stories often have much more tragic endings. This suffering is unnecessary and avoidable. Every American deserves a shot at a healthy, happy life. Medicare for All is the clear path to ensuring that good health is more than just the luck of the draw.

I’m excited to learn more about how Medicare for All can work at an upcoming Forum at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on July 13th from 1- 3 p.m. RSVP here if you’d like to join me! https://www.radnh.org/medicare-for-all-forum-manchester-july-13-2019/


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