Former Congresswoman Pens Emotional Plea To Colleagues For Affordable Health Care


Former Congresswoman Pens Emotional Plea To Colleagues For Affordable Health Care

In an open letter revealing she has multiple sclerosis, a former congresswoman appealed to her congressional colleagues to consider her story when deciding whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) argued in the letter, published Friday evening in The Washington Post, that the Republican attempts to repeal the landmark law endanger her personally given both her medical condition and the economically precarious position in which she finds herself. 
Edwards made the case that her contraction of a chronic illness despite a healthy lifestyle demonstrates the importance of protecting people with preexisting conditions.
“I pray that …

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