Julie and Jim
As we reflect on the values that guide how we vote, we are reminded of how important it is to have access to affordable healthcare. As a child, I (Julie) was diagnosed with asthma and many allergies that sometimes led to anaphylactic reactions and ultimately many ER visits. When I graduated college and was no longer covered by my parents’ health plan, they made sure I understood that I could never have any period of time where I was uninsured. If I did, it was likely that my pre-existing conditions would make it difficult, if not impossible to find coverage.
Five years ago, our daughter was in a serious car accident at the age of 7. She received amazing medical care, but still suffers the effects of her injuries today. We are grateful that we have health insurance and never hesitate to return to the doctor for follow up and ongoing treatment. It’s terrifying to imagine that her injuries may someday preclude her from access to health insurance, as they may be considered a pre-existing condition.
We know Robyn is fighting for access to healthcare for all. We are proud to support Robyn. She listens, she truly cares, and she acts. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a representative like Robyn. – Julie & Jim