Before health care reform, I was on Nationwide insurance with a $5000 deductible. I had open heart surgery and the bill was $54,000. The insurance company canceled my policy because my bills were too high. I had to self-pay for all follow up doctors' visits, other lab and x-rays, and medicine. In 2008, my business went under and I could not afford insurance. I have been uninsured ever since.
Health care reform is important to me because I was unable to afford insurance and now I can get health insurance.