My twenty-one year old son will be voting for Obama tomorrow. He will be voting tomorrow!!! Did you hear me? My son will be voting because ObamaCare saved him from hurting someone else, hurting himself, or dying.
You see, mental illness (bipolar II - Manic) claimed him on and off after 2006. At various times, my Caucasian suburban son was a legend in his own mind: a Mexican drug lord, a professional skateboarder, an African-American hip hop star, and a famous writer. Meanwhile, lifetime medical caps for treatment and therapy were reached early on and cobra kicked in for his 18th birthday. For a 2 year stretch, we paid at least $1200 monthly to give him psychiatric care and cover medications. There were hospitalizations, outpatient programs, arrests and judicial proceedings, rampages, car crashes, drugs, and suicidal ideations. We gave up on repairing our home. I stopped working to care for him. We lived in HELL and FEAR for him and for us and for society.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was the beginning of a new life for him and our family. We were able to get him the intensive psychiatric care he needed to stabilize. He is learning how to live with his illness. We are healing as a family. YOUR VOTES in 2008 and 2012 for Obama helped to save him.
Thank you all from the bottom of a mother's heart.