When you have a loved one whose health is at stake, you do everything you can for them, whether it’s getting them cookie dough ice cream, driving them to the doctor for treatments, or protesting outside a legislator’s office.
No matter how tired you are, you don’t stop. Because this is what love looks like.
For parents and relatives of kids facing medical issues or disabilities, this is especially true. My nephew was born three months premature–and the medical bills surrounding his care and stay in the hospital were extravagant to say the least. Without that care, he would have died. There are countless stories like this in all of our lives–and they don’t have to end badly. There can still be happy endings, like with my nephew, who is now 11 and playing piano in his school’s band.
But not under Trumpcare.
This is why Andy Slavitt, former Obama staffer and current advisor at Bipartisan Policy, went to Twitter in response to someone asking him if “Republicans are wearing people out on Trumpcare,” to which he said no, and quoted a parent’s post on Facebook.
Someone asked me if Republicans are wearing people out on Trumpcare.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) July 17, 2017
Many people responded, agreeing:
My wife has chronic illnesses, including a rare neuro one w/ expensive treatments. A lifetime coverage cap would be devastating. No quitting
— Michael Skotnicki (@MSkotnicki) July 17, 2017
People aren’t going to wear out on this debate. Because people don’t want to die. Or their friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to die.
— LardOfDorkness (@LardFDorkness) July 17, 2017
— Jessica Gimeno (@JessicaGimeno) July 17, 2017