Watch Amy’s conversation with President Obama here.
PENNSYLVANIA — On the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s signing into law, Pittsburgh resident and breast cancer survivor Amy Raslevich spoke with President Barack Obama via FaceTime to discuss the ACA’s lifesaving impact.
“Most people don’t realize the impact of the ACA until they need it,” Amy told President Obama on the call. “[The ACA has] allowed us to focus on our health and each other rather than, you know, the stack of bills that come.”
Since 2017, Amy’s medical bills have amounted to over one million dollars, but thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she can’t be cut off from her care because of lifetime limits or discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, national Republicans said they would repeal the health law and refuse to lower health care costs if they regained power, and Pennsylvania’s far-right candidates for Governor and Senate are in lockstep with this devastating agenda.
Amy also shared her health care story on a Tuesday press call with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party where participants called on Republicans to stop their attacks on the ACA.
While GOP extremists work to repeal care for Pennsylvanians, Democrats have lowered health care costs for over 374,000 people in Pennsylvania through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, expanded Medicaid healthcare coverage to more than 900,000 Pennsylvanians under Governor Tom Wolf, and continue working to lower the cost of health premiums and prescription drugs.