It was a dark day for many Hillary supporters today. And some nonchalantly dismissed the potential harm of having Trump as our president-elect with a “how much damage can he possibly do.?” It remains to be seen if he follows through with his promise of racist and misogynistic policies. I hope not.
More concretely, I do fear that in his first 100 days in office, he will be assembling a cabinet of somewhat questionable morals, appointing extremely conservative judges, including our ninth Supreme Court Justice, and he might successfully repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The Act, among many other benefits, provided protection for patients with preexisting conditions, like me and other chronically ill Americans. Under the Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a “pre-existing condition” — that is, a health problem you had before the date that new health coverage starts.
I fear that if Trump succeeds in repealing the Act, many chronically ill Americans will lose this much needed protection. Please take action however you can so that this does not happen.