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A coalition fighting for Obamacare's success

The OFA Obamacare Summit is in full swing, and it's clear that the attendees here share one common goal: ensure Americans have the information they need to access quality and affordable health care.

"Its a great opportunity to share ideas on how to utilize resources to make the law a success," said Alex Lewis of Enroll America.

There's tangible excitement today in Washington, D.C., as the enthusiastic crowd shares stories and strategies for getting out the facts about Obamacare.

"We can all go back to our different cities and bring back these great strategies," said OFA alumnus Ernie Anderson.

Health care is one of the most personal decisions people make—that's why part one of the OFA Obamacare Summit focused on how to share stories about what the law means personally. Creating that connection through storytelling is a simple and effective way to show how Obamacare is working.

For example, a story was shared about a breast cancer survivor who previously couldn't get coverage due to her pre-existing condition. But when the marketplace opened on October 1st, everything changed. Thanks to Obamacare, she was able to get covered—and she'll save $7,500 a year on care, starting on January 1st.

"I enjoyed seeing everyone so passionate about personal stories," said Dr. L. Toni Lewis of SEIU, who will be speaking this afternoon. "Out in the field, there's passion and excitement."

Moving into the afternoon, OFA Executive Director Jon Carson will introduce a series of speakers, culminating with President Obama himself. Follow along with the summit participants today using the hashtag #OFASummit.

If Obamacare has helped you or someone you know, share your story. You can play a role in helping uninsured Americans find a health care plan that is right for them.

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