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Letter of the week—July 23rd, 2012

Dear President Obama,

I have two daughters. My older daughter, 22, lost her hearing three years ago while a student at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She struggled without any accommodations and graduated in May, the only deaf student in her graduating class. Because of the uncertainty regarding health care, she underwent cochlear implant surgery in one ear two weeks before the Affordable Care Act decision. We rushed the surgery to make sure she could get coverage.

Now she will be able to get her second implant because, under your bill, our insurance will cover it. My other daughter, 19, is asthmatic and bipolar. Her medications are very expensive. We were worried as to how she would afford her meds when she turned 22.

You have given my children a new lease on life. Thank you. God bless you.

—Dale, Nevada

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