Neil Gaiman tweeted a link to this article recently. It’s about a young woman who died, alone and in pain, of a heart attack, because she didn’t have health insurance.
As imperfect as the Affordable Care Act is, it’s a step closer to ensuring that people like Melissa don’t die so needlessly. And I’d rather see us take that step forward than make no move at all. I’d rather see us make progress toward the day when there are no more tragedies like this. We need to start somewhere.
It’s a matter of life and death.