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These are the sorts of things that remind you politics affects real people. After President Obama's speech in Ohio today, a woman named Stephanie Miller approached him on the rope line to thank him for Obamacare. She almost immediately started crying:
Miller said her sister passed away from colon cancer four years ago — partly because she could not purchase health insurance.
"Even after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was told her income was too high for Medicaid," Miller said.
You can see the AP's photo of President Obama embracing Miller over at ThinkProgress. Amid all the handshaking and sign waving, it's a genuine, moving moment. The health care debate is not just a football for blowhards; it has real consequences for real human beings.
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