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Dr. Bucshon Asks for Constituent Stories

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Eighth District Congressman and heart surgeon, Dr. Larry Bucshon, recently launched a webpage for constituents to share their experiences and stories with the Affordable Care Act.

"As we have seen over the past month, the consequences of the Affordable Care Act are widespread. Despite the President's promise, Americans are receiving cancellation notices for plans they like, they are losing their current physician, and many cannot even access the website necessary to get coverage," said Bucshon. "If you have a story, I want to hear from you. Filling out the form is quick and easy and these stories are critical for me as I head back to Washington, D.C. to fight on behalf of my constituents."

Bucshon has already received numerous accounts from people eager to have their voice heard.

Here are a few examples of these stories:

"They [insurance company] have informed me that the policy I have, that I have had for the past three years that I like and that fits my needs will no longer be available." - Nicole from Evansville, IN

"Even after the subsidy we would still have to pay well over $500 per month. We simply can't afford it." -- Kim from Worthington, IN

"The week of Oct. 1, the initial week of ObamaCare, I received my "Your policy has been eliminated effective Jan. 1, 2014 letter.' …I have since chosen a new policy with them for next year at a higher premium and with higher copays and deductibles. I will also be losing one of my doctors who will no longer accept Anthem due to changes they have made in paying doctors." -- Mary from Evansville, IN

Constituents can share their story with Dr. Bucshon through the webpage at www.bucshon.house.gov/yourstory.

Bucshon is also expected to share a number of constituent healthcare stories on the House floor later this week.


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