WHY OBAMACARE IS NEEDED. ASAP Recent child dies from untreated cancer because parents did not have healthcare or had it and could not afford to use it. Like my daughter who changed jobs and new insurance does not cover pre-existing heart illness and she needed a Ecocardiogram,etc. Her 18 year old daughter not covered at all and have neurological symptoms. She cannot go to ER and expect to get treatment. They will give her emergency treatment and tell her to see her private physician that will not see her or her daughter without payments. She will get a enormous bill from ER she cannot afford to pay and it will be turned over to collections and still cannot pay. She is a single mother, child in college and disabled child on Medicaid and SSI. Works three jobs and still cannot afford medical care. Shame on this country. And DeMint want people to keep the present private insurance and Government pay for it? Is he out of his mind? The status quo is what we need to get away from. Lives are being lost in the mean time. And Radical Right Wing Extremists want to repeal Obamacare with status quo? Not on Obamas watch. Illegal aliens can get free healthcare in ER and never see a bill or go to collections? Nothing is wrong with our healthcare system but our leaders. 45,000 Americans die yearly because they do not have healthcare or have it and cannot afford to use it. This country is responsible for the death of this child and that is an American tragedy.