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Crooked Team

I’ve found the more I share the way I am personally impacted by the possible repeal of ACA, the more people are listening and, in turn, acting. I can share stats until I am blue in the face. The moment I got vulnerable and personal, things changed. For me, I will die without the maintenance medications for fibromyalgia I take daily. There are four of them that prevent a whole-body pain, which cannot be treated with opiods. It is as if my body is shattering into a million pieces over and over again. These meds cost over $1,000 per week. My family cannot afford that. So if the ACA is repealed and not replaced with something comparable, I will be dead next year. Fibromyalgia has no cure. Fibromyalgia is not fatal. But I am not built to withstand that amount of pain for a long period of time. I cannot. It is inhumane torture. The pain is worse than bones I’ve broken, ligaments I’ve torn & the children I’ve borne. When I say I will die without these medications, it is not an exaggeration. I will take my life because of the unrelenting, untreatable pain. I will take my life because my family will be blocked from affordable healthcare by our government. Today, I contemplated my funeral for the first time — like really thought about it. I know I was not the only one.