Obamacare Saved This Girl. Trumpcare Could Ruin Her.

THE DAILY BEAST | Daniel McGraw
Erin Potter’s parents thought about begging, divorce, or moving to Canada to pay for her leukemia treatment. Then came Obamacare. Now the GOP is coming for it.
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CLEVELAND—Erin Potter doesn’t remember much of those early years when she was sick with leukemia for the first time. She was 3 years old when she was first diagnosed, though she does remember being in the hospital a lot, sometimes for months.

She’s 13 years old now, rambunctious when around her three sisters and parents in their old suburban house, but not really comfortable with being the center of attention. When asked about her 10 years fighting leukemia, Erin usually shrugs and says that’s the way it is, but she does have an ironic sense of humor.

“My mom one time told me that some of the country thinks she gave birth to an uninsurable baby,” she says with a wink and smile.

Erin’s life story is the story of Obamacare. Continue reading
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