I waited with chronic pelvic pain until 2014 to finally get some access to healthcare after my employer cut my hours a few months prior to me turning 50, and right after turning 50 cut me off of the insurance policy that I was paying just under $200 per month for.
Ostensibly she did this, because I was no longer working full time hours (that she cut, with zero record of having any issue whatsoever with my performance while hiring 2 new people working two shifts per week) and she was risking an "audit".
Subsequently, in a phone conversation I had with her insurance broker responsible for the insurance it was inadvertently revealed that she was under no such threat of audit. Ooops!
And since my insurance had already expired a month prior, to get coverage again, I had to back pay for that month plus the new monthly premium that had more than doubled!!!!!
That was at the same time Obama was in his early push for ACA, and held out that carrot of the "public option" that was NEVER an option to begin with.
So I worked in constant pain, just barely holding onto my sanity as I could just barely make my bills as it was, holding out for 2014 to roll around. By that time, the chronic pain had become deeply ingrained in my nervous system and of course psyche.
Because of my status of being an even more poor person, as not only did my hours get cut for the crime of turning 50 and my employer cutting me off so she wouldn't have to pay increased premium contributions, but they also got cut because of my increasing inability to do the physical aspects of my job!
Ultimately I lost the job because I could no longer function at the level needed, and technically "quit" so I fell through the safety net.
I'm one of those people that have lost patience with political arguments that respect a politician's political dilemma rather than fighting for what is right.
Some people might not make it until 2019.
Millions even now, suffering as we have this discourse will not survive the night because wealthy people in business attire can't bring themselves to stick out their necks politically for what's right.