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Since President Trump’s election as the 46th president, Americans have several questions on their minds:

Who’s paying the wall between America and Mexico?

Is the Affordable Care Act being replaced anytime soon?

When are the jobs returning to America?

I wanted to address one of the questions from above: The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

TheAffordable Care Act (ACA) is a healthcare law used to reform the healthcare industry during President Barack Obama’s administration. The Affordable Care Act helped Americans with pre-existing medical and health conditions would be denied insurance. But, President Trump and his administration want to repeal and replace this law. These actions have consequences for several Americans, like Lawrence Algee.

 

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Algee, 22 of Naperville, Ill. suffers from bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. He bites his hands or lips before he starts writing one of the many story projects he’s working on. “I can’t describe it, but writing all of these different stories helps calm me down,” Algee stated. 

 

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“Knights of the Round Table” is the title Algee uses in one of his notebooks to label the autobiographies of the characters in the current book series he’s working on, the Artemis Drake book series. Algee hopes to write seven novels for this entire series. 

 

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Algee, 22, of Naperville, Ill. writes more character background information regarding the main character, Artemis Drake, and the supporting characters in the novel. “I have several character sheets for characters in this book and beyond. I have all the characters practically planned out until the end of the book series,” Algee stated.

 

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Algee, 22, Naperville, Ill. listens to music and watches Star Trek while he writes in his Google Drive document. “Watching television and listening to music while I write helps to relieve my anxiety. Finals are next week, so I need all the relief I can get from all the anxiety around next week,” stated Algee. 

 

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All of these medications help Algee function daily since he was diagnosed with multiple mental disorders since his junior year of high school. “My mom has bipolar disorder, so it was bound to show up in one of her kids,” Algee stated. His father pays for Algee’s medications with help from his employer’s insurance company. With the repeal of the ACA, Algee’s father wouldn’t be able to afford the multiple medications Algee needs. “I can’t even tell you how much all my medications combined costs, but it’s a lot of money,” Algee stated. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Imani Moody
21 years old. GSouthernU student ... PR major, double minor in Public Health COLD Northern implant in a HOT Southern state. Lived all over Gwinnett County though. Reside in Stn Mtn, not Kauai -- haven't climbed the Mtn yet.

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