To the editor:
I am heartsick over the U.S. Senate’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am holding back tears.
Like me, many people volunteered their time to educate others about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and then helped sign up those without insurance.
After my husband, Floyd, died in 2008 of cancer, I dedicated the next three years to making sure that a plan passed that hindered insurance companies from taking advantage of their policy holders.
Every family is one serious disease or accident away from needing help. If you believe that the ACA needs to be repealed without a replacement, you or your family may not receive health care when you need it the most.
Even if you feel defeated because you support the ACA with updated changes, please contact Sen. Grassley and Sen. Ernst. Just Google their names for contact information. Iowa’s Congressmen should also be contacted.