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I often read stories about how ACA saved someone's life.  There was a good one on Kos today about a conservative who found that his heart condition would be covered thanks to ACA.

I guess my story isn't as dramatic... but it probably lines up with a lot more people.   I received back the results from my 'yearly checkup' which is now FREE under ACA.

So, what did I learn?


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Well, I hadn't had a yearly physical in some time.  It wasn't that I didn't have insurance (I did) it wasn't that the price was high - on insurance my copay would have been $40 before - no, it was just that I couldn't justify spending the $40 when I largely felt 'OK'.

Damnit, though, age is catching up on me.   I still think of myself as a kid at mersh mersh near 40, but I recognize that I don't drop weight as easy and that I don't have the energy I did as a kid.

But the last year I've had a few issues I actually worried about.. a small lump here, I didn't sleep as well and I put on 15 pounds, damnit.

So, I was a bit worried and decided a checkup was a good idea.

Today, I received my results.. blood work and all. While my weight isn't great (I'm 5'9, 174) It's not horrible, and my bloodwork was generally positive.  (I had a 145 LDL Cholesterol score which isn't 'great' but isn't 'bad' either)  

Why do I write about this here on Kos today?   Because this is the kind of thing that more Americans will experience thanks to ADA.   A standard checkup that can relieve a lot of worry.

Getting off the phone with my GP to know that my health was generally good is a nice relief for the day.   Now, millions of Americans can get that same phone call and find out that things are "OK".  Without it costing them a penny.

And if there are problems?   They can find out without a big expense.

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Originally posted to tmservo433 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM PDT.

Also republished by Obamacare Saves Lives.

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