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Why Is Healthcare Important to You?

Thank you for standing with the American Lung Association!
In addition to signing our petition, we would love to hear your story about why quality and affordable healthcare is important to you so we can help members of Congress understand why they need to stand up for the Affordable Care Act. You can share your healthcare story below.

Share Your Story and We'll Take It to Congress

Have you or a loved one been denied health insurance or charged more for coverage because you have a pre-existing condition like asthma, COPD or lung cancer? Did you sign up for healthcare but then find out that you had a short-term or other skimpy plan that didn’t cover your treatments? Have you received a big medical bill for care at the emergency room or hospital that you thought was covered by your health plan?

35 million Americans with lung disease need access to healthcare coverage that includes the treatments and services they need at an affordable cost. Share your story with us to help our nation’s leaders understand why quality and affordable healthcare coverage is so important.

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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Submission Disclaimer

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, 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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