College grad’s viral letter: Obamacare ‘has raped my future’


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A heartbreaking, open letter, posted on Facebook, is going viral. It describes a young University of Michigan graduate’s experience that there is nothing “affordable” about the Affordable Care Act. She concludes that it has done little but rape her future.

Ashley Dionne, 26, posted her letter on conservative talk radio host Dennis Prager’s Facebook page, and it’s now being picked up by other media.

Although highly educated at a well-respected university, Dionne describes herself as a member of the “working poor.” She’s paid $8 an hour to work 32 hours a week at a gym. She was placed in that position by a failing economy, which Obamacare can only make worse.

Obamacare is forcing her out of a plan she favors and into one in which the premiums have more than quadrupled and with a massive deductible. Yet her own medical problems mean that going uninsured is not an option.

Here’s her letter:

My name is Ashley Dionne and I’m a 26-year-old recent graduate from Michigan.

The phony Obamacare signup poster boy made me want to send a message about how Obamacare is really affecting people.

I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009. In my state, this used to mean something, but even with a bachelor’s I was told I was too educated and wouldn’t stay. I watched as kids with GEDs and high school diploma’s took the low-paying jobs for which I applied.

I went back to school and got a second degree and finally found work at a gym. I work nights and only get 32 hours a week for eight dollars an hour. I’m unable to find a second job at this time.

I have asthma, ulcers, and mild cerebral palsy. Obamacare takes my monthly rate from $75 a month for full coverage on my “Young Adult Plan,” to $319 a month. After $6,000 in deductibles, of course.

Liberals claimed this law would help the poor. I am the poor, the working poor, and I can’t afford to support myself, let alone older generations and people not willing to work at all.

This law has raped my future.

It will keep me and kids my age from having a future at all.

This is the real face of Obamacare and it isn’t pretty.

Liberals have yet to learn — there is no such thing as a free lunch.

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140 thoughts on “College grad’s viral letter: Obamacare ‘has raped my future’

  1. Karen Zarnowski says:

    I should be an immigrant…go to your local DCF web-page…you will be shocked at what they get automatically…

  2. Karen Zarnowski says:

    I had a brain tumor in April…at the time I had 2 pt. jobs…In order to apply for emergency Medicaid…I had to apply for disability…reason…so the two agencies could duke it out ! Exact words from the hospital group helping me with this…Because at 7 weeks I went back to one pt job,,,I was denied help…If I would have laid around and worked the situation…I would have probably gotten help…but that’s not who I am…I didn’t have cancer…and I never considered myself “disabled”…my “denial” was because I went back to a pt job…to try and get normal again…I am exhausted with all of this…

  3. Grandma says:

    As an older retired person, Ive been through a lot of up’s n down’s as far as the economy goes. I’ve seen good times and Iv’e been in some really tough times.My husband, a Vietnam vet and I have always worked hard At the age of 38 we decided that if we were going to have a family we better get to work Guess it was that ole biological clock yelling at me, and at age forty I had a beautiful baby girl I thought about having another but we decided just to stop at one. That was in 1988 Now she is 24, college educated, working part time.Unlike a lot of kids nowadays she moved out at 18 to start her own life. Well, ok I we kinda pushed her outta the nest but we were always there for her if she needed us. Now I have two beautiful grand babies ages 5 & almost 7.I love all of them with all my heart but………with everything going on since OBama was elected not only am I ashamed of our Government and whats happening to America I wonder if bringing a child into the world was a good idea because I worry about her future and the future of my grandbabies,

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