What Health Reform Means for African Americans

October 14, 2010  |  

(White House Blog) — Health care is very personal for me.  I was born with a heart murmur, my mother is a breast cancer survivor but lost her mom at the age of 3, an aunt who lost her life due to cancer, and my dad cleaned hospital rooms for 29 years.   But because of having access to health care, my family’s dreams were not deferred.  I am sure that I am not the only African-American who has received a second, third and fourth chance of realizing my dreams due to being healthy enough to realize them.  But for too many African-Americans, lack of access and unaffordable health care meant that their dreams were not realized.

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