I see something similar happening in America right now. In the coming months, 20 million Americans may soon be without health coverage, if efforts to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) succeed.
Can you picture that? Twenty million men, women, and children with no health coverage?
Neither can I. How do you put a face on that many people?
Let me help you. Here is one person who will lose her healthcare if this legislation passes. Meet my sister Amy, who suffered a massive stroke in March of 2016. The stroke left her virtually paralyzed on her left side.
|Amy four months after her stroke|
Nothing brings Amy more joy than spending time with her family. She dearly loves her nieces and nephews. She loves to play games with them.
|Amy and our nephew Charlie|
Amy has a passion for dogs. Petting her dog has even been part of her physical therapy.
|Amy and Howie|
|Amy received a standing ovation when she walked |
into our brother's house for a family gathering.
- Respond to House Speaker Paul Ryan's phone poll and vote in support of Obamacare. Call (202)225-0600 and press 2 to hear the options. When you call, you'll hear silence for a long time. You won't be able to leave a voicemail, but you can vote in the poll.
- Contact your federal representatives. A phone call is best, but an email is good, too. Find your representatives here.
- Watch for protest marches, and join one. Or start your own.
- Share this story with others on social media. Better yet, share your own story or the story of someone you love. Show us the faces of Obamacare.