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Why Is Healthcare Important to You?

Share Your Story and We'll Take It to Congress

32 million Americans with lung disease need access to affordable healthcare and millions could lose their healthcare if we don't stand together and tell Congress why healthcare is important to each of us.

What's at stake?

  • 133 million American's with pre-existing conditions could lose their access to care if pre-existing conditions are allowed to disqualify people from having healthcare.
  • 36 million Americans, including people with lung disease, who currently have healthcare coverage are at risk for losing their care.
  • Access to preventive services with no cost sharing — including quit smoking treatments, lung cancer screenings for individuals at high risk, pneumonia & influenza vaccinations, and other basic categories of coverage — could disappear.
  • Access to care with no lifetime or annual limits — including coverage of cancer treatment and medication to manage asthma and COPD — could all disappear.

This is why we need your help to tell Congress why healthcare is important to you. Please share your story about why affordable health insurance, access to care, and the impact of healthcare to you and your family is important.

Together, our collective stories will help send a strong message to Congress that we cannot allow for lung disease patients and lung cancer survivors to have a gap in their healthcare coverage, or worst, lose it all together.

Share Your Story

Please provide your name, email address and zip code and then you will be asked to take a moment to tell us how healthcare has made a difference in your lung health.

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By submitting your story, photo, video and/or other images, you grant American Lung Association permission to publish or share these materials in any manner the Lung Association deems appropriate. This includes, without limitation, Lung.org or other web domains operated by the Lung Association, through Lung Association-operated social media channels, in print materials and any other advertising, marketing or promotional materials. Your name, photographs, video, images and any language contained therein, may be used for public information without notification or compensation. You also agree that materials you submit may be used by the Lung Association for any purpose in perpetuity.

The American Lung Association reviews information provided prior to posting or using publicly, but will not necessarily verify the validity of submissions. By submitting materials, you agree to release the Lung Association, its affiliates and assigned others from any and all liability, claims or damages arising out of or relating to your submission.

Upon review, the Lung Association can and may, at their sole discretion, edit, reject, remove or disallow inclusion of any and all submissions.

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*Note: You must be 18 years old or older to submit a story.

Information provided in story submissions is not intended for use in self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. We encourage everyone to seek the guidance of a qualified medical expert if you feel that you, a family member or someone you know may be living with a medical condition described in story submissions, or may benefit from a therapeutic approach mentioned.

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