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Hey, Trump, hands off my health care!

Until Obamacare came along, I never imagined that I would one day be collecting a governmental subsidy to help me cover the cost of my health care. But I do. I am neither ashamed nor proud of it. I was previously uninsured and hoping like hell that I did not get seriously sick or injured. Then...

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