My family members and I have lived without insurance and been turned down because of preexisting conditions in the past. And even though I now have excellent employer-provided insurance, I know that this issue is not just about how I might be affected. It is about all of us.
Access to health care is a right. I hope this reform is just a first step toward changing how we provide health coverage to Americans and that Rep. Eshoo and others will not be intimidated by the fringe elements who fought against this legislation. It is a great victory, but also only a first step.
Erin Wait, Laurel Street, Menlo Park