Friday, June 26, 2009

Faces of Health Care Reform: Lisa (video)

Lisa of Lake Worth, FL has hydrocephalus or water on the brain and several other health ailments that require regular monitoring and care. Like millions of Americans, when Lisa lost her job, she also lost her health insurance. Lisa was unable to afford COBRA, but when she called around to inquire about coverage from private insurers she was categorically denied. As soon as I told them about my situation, Lisa says, they said forget it; they absolutely wouldnt even go any further.

Organizing for America has collected hundreds of thousands of personal health care stories. The grassroots effort is building support in communities across the country for a plan that adheres to President Obamas three principles for reform: lowering costs, preserving patient choice and increasing access to quality care.

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