Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a self-proclaimed “populist” has been taking to the news outlets to draw attention to the “little guy” in the debacle of Obamacare v. Trumpcare. He clearly recognized that quite a number of Americans would be adversely affected when he began tweeting on Thursday.
He didn’t tell a personal story. He just listed the conditions that could cause someone to have skyrocketing health insurance costs under the proposed Republican system. And it was a very, very, very long list.
AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis and ulcers.
Many Americans will check the box of multiple pre-existing conditions, and it may make obtaining health insurance under the new bill very difficult. If you would like to send a letter to your Senators and House Representative, like I did, I highly recommend ResistBot. Resistbot is a text based service that allows you to type a letter directly from your cell phone and the service will fax it on your behalf.
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