The following letter was reported on in a MSN News article and can be found in the attached link below. It is followed by a link to a video where the author reads the letter. The letter speaks for itself. I have used his name as it was cited in both links.
“To My President,
I sincerely hope that this reaches you, as far too often praise is hard to come by. Apologies to people who deserve it perhaps even less so.
I did not vote for you. Either time. I have voted Republican for the entirety of my life.
I proudly wore pins and planted banners displaying my Republican loyalty. I was very vocal in my opposition to you–particularly the ACA.
Before I briefly explain my story allow me to first say this: I am so very sorry. I understand written content cannot convey emotions very well–but my level of conviction has me in tears as I write this. I was so very wrong. So very very wrong.
You saved my life. I want that to sink into your ears and mind. My President, you saved my life, and I am eternally grateful.
I have a ‘pre-existing condition’ and so could never purchase health insurance. Only after the ACA came into being could I be covered. Put simply to not take up too much of your time if you are in fact taking the time to read this: I would not be alive without access to care I received due to your law.
So thank you from a dumb young man who thought he knew it all and who said things about you that he now regrets. Thank you for serving me even when I didn’t vote for you.
Thank you for being my President.
Honored to have lived under your leadership and guidance,
Brent Nathan Brown”
I have written before about an attorney in the Charlotte area who spends much of his time helping largely Republican voters figure out what to do about health care claims, since they did not sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare, while imperfect and complex, is working pretty well by several measures. Yet, these voters listened to politicians rather than people who had their specific interests in mind.
We need candidates and leaders to stop the continual naysaying and help make it better. One of those areas is to expand Medicaid in the remaining 19 states, which evidence reported by George Washington University and various healthcare foundations, say would help people, the state economy and rural hospitals, some of which are closing down. It is these rural areas that are suffering the most and the hospital often is the largest employer in the area. When it goes, more than hospital jobs are impacted. It should be noted, three more states are close to expanding Medicaid.