Gabrielle Union: Don't Play With Health Care

In the name of a friend who died of breast cancer, the actress asks politicians to save the Affordable Care Act.

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In a piece for Hello Beautiful, actress Gabrielle Union issues an impassioned plea to spare the Affordable Care Act. It's inspired by a very personal experience: the loss of a close friend whose health plan didn't cover the care she needed.

Too many Americans don’t get the preventive health care they need to stay healthy because of cost. President Obama’s health insurance reform law expands access to important cancer prevention tools, saving and adding years to women’s lives, and eliminating difficult choices that women like Kristen face every year.

Meanwhile Mitt Romney and the other Republican candidates for president have committed to repealing the health care law if elected. In an effort to appeal to the extreme right wing of their party, they want to take a major step backwards on women’s health. Rather than letting women make their own health care decisions, they would rather let employers make those decisions for you.

They do not think about the countless women who are forced to decide between rent and a mammogram. They are content with the medical discrimination in our insurance system and the fact that insurance companies charge women more than men for health care.

Read more at Hello Beautiful.

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