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Your Health and Your Story Matter

Whether you are uninsured, suffering from a chronic illness and have trouble paying for medications or if your health costs are simply too high, we want to hear from you.

Your Story Matters

In the fight to make health care more affordable and available to all Americans, there is nothing more important than sharing personal stories. Too many Americans are being forced to choose between affording lifesaving prescriptions or paying for necessities like groceries or rent. And there are systemic inequities in our society and in our health care system that leave far  too many behind.

To continue the fight to lower prices, increase coverage, and reduce disparities in health care, it is critical to amplify real stories. These types of stories were how we were able to pass the ACA and to protect it from repeal — and we now need them more than ever in our efforts to further expand health care to all Americans. That is what Protect Our Care’s Storyteller Corps is all about.

Meet Our Storytellers

Laura Packard


Mindy Salango

West Virginia

Jeff Jeans


Himali Patel


Max Fisher


DonnaMarie Woodson

North Carolina

Watch President Obama Celebrate the 12 Year Anniversary of the ACA

During a FaceTime call, President Obama surprised health care storytellers Amy Raslevich, Steve Gomez, and DonnaMarie Woodson — all of whom rely on the ACA’s patient protections.

I’m grateful to partner with Protect Our Care to share with others the importance of access to affordable, quality health coverage is to our economy and our communities... The ACA has been a lifesaver for me, and if we don’t actively protect it, we may lose it.

Himali PatelSmall Business Owner and Patient Storyteller

Protect Our Care has allowed me to share my healthcare story in my voice and on my own terms. They have given me the opportunities to reach the audiences who need to hear my story and be where I can be the most impactful.

Mindy SalangoType-1 Diabetic and Health Care Advocate

I am a stage 4 cancer survivor and the Affordable Care Act saved my life. Thank you to Protect Our Care for giving me the opportunity to share my personal story and advocate for affordable health care for all.

Laura PackardCancer Survivor and Health Care Advocate

As a 7-year Survivor of Colon and Breast Cancer, I feel blessed for the opportunity to share my story advocating with Protect Our Care because... advocacy matters! Thank you, Protect Our Care, for all you do and memories to last a lifetime!

DonnaMarie WoodsonCancer Survivor and Health Care Advocate

Health Care Advocates and Storytellers Take the White House