Dear Mr. President Obama,
I want to tell you about my situation. I worked for a company that sold parts to Chrysler for 38 years before I was laid off. I was offered COBRA health insurance benefits, but they cost $1,300 per month, and my unemployment payments are ending, so I am going to have to give that up. That means my wife will not be covered, either. I am 55 and have little chance in this job market, but I will not qualify for Medicare for years yet. I am scared, Mr. President, because I have high blood pressure and a family history of cancer. I dont know what to do.
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Dear Mr. Obama,
I know you have important things to do, but I hope you will read this. I am a single mom in California. I have two boys and we are on Medicaid (its called Medi-Cal here). The state is in bad financial shape and the governor says he wants to end Medi-Cal dentist care for adults. I know my boys will be able to see a dentist (dentists here dont take Medi-Cal, so we go to the county hospital childrens clinic), but I may not. One of my teeth has been hurting a lot, and a friend looked at it and said it may be something called an abscess. I heard about that little boy in Maryland who was poor and couldnt find a dentist and died of the same thing. Who will take care of my boys if I die because of this tooth? Please, Mr. Obama, you said you care about poor people.
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