The ACA provides healthcare to those who need it. I love in a solidly middle-class family. My father gained several debilitating health problems at the same time he lost his job in 2008—and thus his former health insurance. These health problems struck him blind and unable to walk or stand for long periods of time, and forced him to spend several hours a day completing treatment, three or four days a week every week. Without the ACA, he would not have insurance and very well may have died over the part few years. His extensive treatments–had we somehow rustled up the cash to pay for them–would have driven us into poverty. Even now, losing the ACA would make us strapped for cash just as my younger brother is entering college. Losing the ACA would force us to take on loans that we might not be able to pay off for thirty years—or else, he might be forced to drop out simply because of finances. Our family is not unique—millions of other families have the same story. The ACA saved my father's life and allowed me to go to college. Repealing it without a plan that includes women's health co-pays and a block on denying coverage for pre-existing conditions would drive us into poverty and keep my brother from achieving the opportunities that come from higher education within his lifetime.