SAN FRANCISCO – In 2011, San Diego resident Spike Dolomite found out she had late stage breast cancer. She and her husband were “cash poor and only a miracle could save me,” she said to herself at the time.
Luckily for her, the Affordable Care Act allowed her to aggressively treat her breast cancer and send it into remission. Her coverage allows her to continue to be monitored by her doctors and live a normal life.
Now, like millions of other people across the country, she’s terrified she’ll become uninsured again. On May 4, the House voted 217-213 to gut the ACA, making health insurance unaffordable to an estimated 24 million people nationwide, 4 million of them in California.