Letter to Editor: Caroline of Knoxville, TN
Caroline of Knoxville, TN writes:
January 8, 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Caroline Cranford and I am a student at UT from North Carolina. I came to Tennessee because I love Knoxville and football and I have grown to love the University. I plan to stay in Tennessee after I graduate in a year and build a career here. One thing that has brought me comfort looking ahead in to post-graduation is that I am currently able to stay on my parent’s insurance until I am 26 years old through the Affordable Care Act. Starting a career, buying a home, and transitioning in to full independence is a lot on it’s own and having a few years to get my feet on the ground without having to find my own insurance would be a burden off of my (and everyone like me shoulders). The Affordable Care Act has brought health insurance to 30 million people and repealing the ACA would take us back to the time where an insurance company can cancel your plan because you get sick, or charge you up to 44% more because you are a woman. It has been estimated that up to 130 million people could be denied care because of preexisting conditions such as asthma, cancer, or diabetes if the ACA is repealed. If it must be repealed – there NEEDS to be a replacement.
Call, write, or email your representatives (you can look this up at congress.gov) and tell them if they most vote to repeal – they NEED to replace!
Help Caroline get this message heard by adding your voice.
We’re stronger together.