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posted: 1/15/2014 5:00 AM

Daughter now has affordable coverage

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Thank you, President Obama. For the first time in her life, our daughter has her own health insurance policy that covers her pre-existing conditions and she can afford with her limited income. After she received the welcome call from her insurer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the first thing she did was send me a text message: "I feel so freeeeee!!"

My 25-year-old daughter has a pre-existing condition, Type I Diabetes, which has prevented her from purchasing an affordable policy since she lost coverage under my employer's plan when I retired nearly three years ago. Under her Affordable Care Act policy, her premium is one-third of what it has been, her deductible goes from $5,000 to $0, and she has immediate access to the prescription drugs and supplies she needs. Under her previous policy, she effectively got no help with prescriptions because of the high deductible.

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I have read the constant stream of scathingly critical letters directed at the real and imagined evils of Obamacare. There is no doubt that the Obamacare rollout was a disaster, just as there is no doubt that the administration should have been more forthcoming about the impact of setting new and higher standards for health care insurance coverage. However, at the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding: "I feel so freeeeee!!"

Our daughter now has the insurance coverage she needs and can afford. Again -- Thank you, Mr. President!

Peer Lykke

Barrington Hills

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