My name is Michael Ogg. I am quadriplegic due to multiple sclerosis. This is how proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will affect me personally.
I have had progressive MS for over 20 years and, as a result, cannot independently perform any activities of daily living (ADLs) but am able to live in my own house with extensive long-term services and supports (LTSS) provided by very dedicated home health aides. Two years ago I had major surgery for G.I. cancer and now have regular oncology checkups and annual PET scans as well as being on daily medication.
Marilyn Golden's commentary on assisted suicide laws in response to coverage of Brittany Maynard's choice to move to Oregon where assisted suicide is legal in order to end her life due to terminal illness was featured on cnn.com.