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Michigan Student’s Story Published in New York Times

Amid the uproar and discontent over the Affordable Care Act, Michigan University School of Public Health student, Ms. Claire He, offers another look into the benefits and relief access to health care will provide. Ms. He describes how health insurance was a luxury her family could not afford after moving to the United States from China 14 years ago. Between avoiding seeing a doctor and stocking up on more inexpensive medicines during trips to China, Ms. He has lived the reality of life without health insurance. “I see so much negativity behind this,” she said of the criticism of the new law. “But in reality there’s a lot of families who are like mine.”