A Daughter's Plea to the Supreme Court: Let My Parents Keep Their Health Insurance

November 20, 2014 5:56 PM

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A Daughter's Plea to the Supreme Court: Let My Parents Keep Their Health Insurance

As a deeply concerned daughter, I write this plea about the upcoming Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, which will determine whether my parents are able to keep their badly-needed health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. This case will decide whether tax credit subsidies will remain available on federal health insurance exchanges or if these subsidies will only be available on state-run exchanges. This means that if you live in one of the 34 states that did not set up its own state exchange and you signed up through a federal exchange, you may lose the federal subsidy you received to afford your health care.

Health care has turned into a political issue. Big government vs. small government. Democrat vs. Republican. Conservative vs. Liberal. To my parents, who can't afford health care and live on a disability check, the issue is not political, it is literally a question of life or death.

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