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Obamacare saved my life

Obamacare saved my life

A little more than six months ago, in the early morning hours of June 21, I came within five minutes of dying. One half of my heart's mitral valve had torn away and was hanging by a thread, and although my heart continued to beat, it was unable to circulate enough oxygenated blood to my brain and other organs. Since my lungs had experienced what is called "flash edema" and quickly filled with fluid, there really wasn't any oxygen to circulate anyway.

The fact that I not only lived but went on to make a full recovery has been called a miracle by several people, including the cardiologist who oversaw my treatment. But I know better.

It was not a miracle that saved my...

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