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Why We Need to Protect the Affordable Care Act

Choosing between paying the rent, food or health insurance is a heart-wrenching decision many working people have to make. Just ask Regina Holliday, who lost her husband to cancer because they were unable to pay $1,000 a month for health care. The Affordable Care Act makes it possible for 33 million working people to obtain health care coverage. When you vote this November, take a minute to consider the Holliday's story, featured in a Families USA YouTube video. House Republicans have tried to repeal health care reform 33 times. Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, would also repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

Romney even claimed that "people don't die" because of a lack of health insurance. Romney said in his CBS "60 Minutes" interview:

We do provide care for people who don't have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care.

View more stories from the uninsured and others benefiting from the new health care law on Families USA's YouTube channel

 
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