The last place I expected to come across a pro-Obamacare article was at Rock Paper Shotgun, a PC gaming news website with its headquarters in England. So Imagine my surprise when I came across this article telling the story of Sam Farmer who, thanks for ACA, is finaly able to pursue his own dreams without having to be tethered to a traditional contract for the insurance.
“I’ve always wanted to go indie. That’s kind of been my goal all along. But it hasn’t even been financially feasible for me, until Kickstarter reached this point and I was able to kind of break away from the necessities of corporation. Now with Obamacare I can get my own health insurance, that’s a big one.
“I suffer from a chronic disease, and the medication to treat it is very expensive,” he tells me, a slight wariness creeping into his voice. “So the only way that I could survive is if I had some kind of health insurance that would pay for this medicine. I needed to get a job for the benefits because I couldn’t be added back to my parents’ policies. I had to support myself in that way, until Obamacare came about. That was really the catalyst that allowed me to make this game.”I'm sure this story isn't unique, but it is really great to see it. Especially considering the source. Rock Paper Shotgun has never shied away from social or political issues that effect the games industry, but Healthcare is new grounds for them. I think it's wonderful to see how ACA is effecting folk in all walks of life, giving them the freedom to do what they want, not what they have to just to not die because their medication is too expensive.
Hats off to Sam Farmer for following his dream, and to ACA for making it possible. I hope you'll check out the article, it looks like he's making a fantastic game about class struggle and transhumanism. It's called Last Life and it's up on kickstarter now, fully funded as of this morning.