The Faces of Health Care: Timothy S.

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Timothy is one of them. Read more of their stories here.


"[The Affordable Care Act] literally saved my life."


Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Timothy S. from Saint Paul, Minnesota was forced to drop his health insurance because it was too expensive — and “essentially worthless.”

He recently found out that he had kidney cancer, and needed major surgery in order to remove it.

Fortunately, under the ACA, Timothy qualified for expanded Medicaid in his home state of Minnesota.

“I don't know how I would have been able to afford this if it wasn't for the ACA,” he wrote in a letter to the President. “It literally saved my life.”

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