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A survivor’s battle against cancer took on a different form when she found out her son had a unique type of thyroid cancer. Now she is advocating for the Affordable Care Act, which has kept her child alive—and which he still needs to continue fighting.

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  • A chance to create a better life

    For this single mother and full-time student, Medicaid not only means necessary care for her 8-year-old son but the ability to focus on working towards the career of her dreams.

    "When my son was two years old—so, about six years ago—we were in a car accident that left him with a severe brain injury, resulting in both physical and intellectual delays. After the accident, he was in the hospital for about five months, during which time we weren’t sure how his eyesight was or much of anything about his emotions."

    Read Jaclyn's story.

  • A broken system

    The bill that Senate leaders are pushing will take us back to a broken system.

    The Senate bill will reverse so much of the progress we've made under Obamacare.

  • They said they had a better plan. They don't.

    Senate leaders' repeal bill doesn't come close to measuring up to Obamacare.

    For Former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton, the fight for affordable health care was personal. Now, he's speaking out against attempts to repeal the law helping millions get quality care.

  • We have a voting problem in America

    This administration is willing to go to extreme lengths to collect the information it needs to lay the groundwork for voter suppression.

    We have to fight back against anything that makes voting harder—whether it's extreme identification requirements, voter intimidation, or new and extreme voter registration processes. Say you'll get involved.

  • Welcome, fellows!

    OFA's 2017 summer fellowships just kicked off in more than 20 states across the country, from Pennsylvania to Oregon—bringing hundreds of new organizers together to create change in their communities.

    If you need some inspiration in the midst of a seemingly endless cycle of anxiety-inducing news stories, look no further than OFA's latest class of summer fellows. The summer fellowship just got started, and for the next six weeks, they'll be developing organizing skills and building local networks to lead the call for change in their own communities. Check out what they had to say and follow along their journey.

  • "Mean"

    Taking healthcare away from our country's Veterans to serve the needs of the wealthy is not just "mean"—it is unacceptable.

    Repealing Obamacare eliminates health benefits that our Veterans deserve.

  • Who this hurts

    Repealing Obamacare would devastate millions of Americans—including those who need our help the most.

    Jamie Lee Curtis is standing up for the millions of women and children who rely on Medicaid.

  • "I will not be quiet."

    Debbie's husband—who has stage four kidney disease—is depending on Obamacare to get the care he needs. She won't stay silent as this administration continues its cruel efforts to repeal this law.

    "If people like us don't have money for treatments and medications, what are we going to do? If my husband doesn't have good, affordable health insurance, what are the options?"

  • We need to move forward, not back

    West Virginians have been pushing to get their elected officials to listen to their voices and not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Here’s a sample of what just one of our events looked like.

    In West Virginia, the threat of repeal is felt especially painfully. Tens of thousands could lose their insurance and the economy could be hit hard if it’s passed. That’s why thousands of us have been getting together and speaking out—like we did on June 25, when we gathered to share and listen to health care stories that show how important Obamacare has been for West Virginia, and to stress that any changes to it should improve the law, not repeal it.

  • This is about our future

    The vote on the Senate's disastrous repeal bill will have consequences for millions of Americans.

    Actor and activist Debra Messing has never shied away from speaking out. Read why she's dedicated to saving our health care for generations to come.

  • My Pride

    Progress isn't inevitable—we need to continue to fight to protect our hard-won advances.

    Ambassador Rufus Gifford recalls the joy he felt when he married his partner and pledges to continue the fight for LGBTQ equality.

  • Repeal would be costly

    A small business owner from Alaska shares how Obamacare has helped her enterprise—and speaks out against repeal.

    In 2014, I started a small business. As soon as I started hiring people, I knew I wanted to provide insurance for my employees to stay competitive and decrease turnover, but also because offering quality health care was the right thing to do. I can say for certain that the Affordable Care Act has strengthened my business—and that losing it would be costly.

  • For shame

    Anna from Maine wrestles with what her family can do to take care of her daughter if Obamacare is repealed.

    For this mother and bed-and-breakfast owner in Maine, Obamacare has made it so she doesn't have to choose between her mortgage or her daughter's life-saving medications—but repeal threatens to take that away.

  • 13 guys in a secret room

    A small group of legislators are deciding the fate of our health care behind closed doors.

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting to defend the patient protections and expanded care that Obamacare has provided to tens of millions of Americans—no cabal of secretive senators will slow her down.

  • Left in the dark

    There's only one way to make good legislation: to let the light shine in.

    Senator Brian Schatz and his colleagues in the Senate are speaking out against Obamacare opponents' disastrous bill.

  • Not just a number

    Sarah's son Adam has the potential to be a tremendously successful college student. But with Adam's pre-existing condition, this administration's proposed Medicaid overhaul could place major obstacles in his way.

    "I believe the fundamental role of government is to protect our citizens, especially our most vulnerable. You don't get any more vulnerable than the sick and disabled."

  • "I'm not dead yet."

    A terminal cancer patient from Rep. Rodney's district in southern Illinois vows to defend the progress of Obamacare and asks for help calling out the rubber stamp reps in Congress.

    The morning that I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I could've sworn to you that I was perfectly healthy. I had a run, lifted weights, played basketball. Then, out of nowhere, I'm on the ground having a seizure—the scary kind you see in movies or on TV.

  • Pride

    Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, reflects on the tremendous progress we made under President Obama to advance equality for LGBT individuals—and how our work is more important than ever.

    Progress for LGBT individuals isn't guaranteed under this administration. This Pride month is our chance to look back on what we've achieved, but we have to get to work, organize, mobilize, and keep pushing forward.

  • "I repeat: Coverage matters."

    I can tell you this: You don't get to be my age without gaining at least a few pre-existing conditions.

    Did Representative Issa know if our premiums would go up? Or down? No.

    Did he know if more people would be able to find affordable, quality coverage? No.

    Did he even wait for expert analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before voting in favor of it? No, he did not.