Stories from the States: SEIU members share how the Affordable Care Act gives them greater personal freedom, greater control of their own healthcare.
"I have high blood pressure, I'm African American, and I'm a woman. Each of those is a 'pre-existing condition' according to most health insurers," said Mylane.
Mylane is one of more than 129 million Americans with chronic illnesses and pre-existing conditions. But thanks to the new healthcare law, Mylane will never again be unable to find coverage after 2014, nor will insurance companies be allowed to deny her coverage.
Find out how the healthcare law is helping you and your family at SEIU's online healthcare law hub: http://www.seiu.org/the-healthcare-law