INDEPENDENCE DAY is here and we all want to appreciate what it means and how fortunate we are as a Nation to have it.
As Survivors, we have the freedom to choose our care, our doctors and the course of our future.
These freedoms do not come naturally. We have had to fight for these protections by choosing candidates who would pass laws to make them possible.
Medicare, medicaid, and Social Security disability were not always there. A long hard struggle ensued to make them possible. They are now laws that protect us and there is a movement to strip us of them.
The President is petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. However, he has no plan to replace the coverage we enjoy under it.
All these attacks on our healthcare threaten cancer Survivors. First, many of the protections we currently have could be stripped and we would have to pay an enormous premium to restore them.
Then we would be once again at the mercy of doctors and hospitals on whether they would want to treat us. If we were not able to pay the high costs, they could deny coverage.
Survivors have a lot of skin in this game, there is so much at stake.
We suggest you pay attention to what your political leaders are saying and judge them accordingly.
That is what the meaning of the 4th of July is-----having the independence to determine your own fate and the ability to change what you do not like.
May you have a Happy 4th and, once again, protect yourselves with good social distancing, face masks and hand washing. Stay independent of the virus.
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