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Stephanie Miller of Sandusky Ohio cries on the shoulder of U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign event at Washington Park in Sandusky, Ohio July 5, 2012. Miller's sister died of cancer and said that Obama's healthcare plan would have given her better treatment options. ..REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Stephanie Miller cries on the shoulder of President Obama at a campaign event at Washington Park in Sandusky, Ohio (Reuters)
That's Stephanie Miller, an Ohio voter who had a chance to thank President Obama for health insurance reform for a very personal reason: She lost her uninsured sister to colon cancer four years ago.
"I thanked him for the getting the Affordable Health Act passed," Miller said, referring to the health care overhaul the Supreme Court upheld last week. [...]

"Even after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was told her income was too high for Medicaid," Miller said.

That's the status quo Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to return to: needless, premature, painful death for people who aren't lucky enough to have won in the health insurance lottery.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 07:36 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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