New Mexico Families Share Their Affordable Care Act Stories
This video features interviews with New Mexicans who contacted Tom to urge him to save the ACA. They are: Pam and her husband Mike, a small business owners in Placitas whose cancer treatment was covered by Obamacare; Daena, whose daughter, Kitt, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 2 1/2 and is currently safe from discrimination under the ACA's protections for people with pre-existing conditions; Elena, who qualified for Medicaid under the ACA expansion as a law student at UNM and was able to afford the procedures she needed when she discovered her very high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer; Jessica and Sam whose 16-month-old son, Rafe, has a type of neurological blindness that requires intensive medical care; and Matthew, a farmer in Albuquerque who learned he qualified for Medicaid after his wife underwent a costly emergency C-section. Tom has talked about each of them on social media and in speeches in the U.S. Senate. In this video, they share their personal health care stories in their own voices.