After we posted the link on Tuesday, more than five hundred Arkansans added their names to Jennifer Glover’s petition to Governor Beebe pleading for the implementation of parts of the Affordable Care Act here in Arkansas. At the time of writing, the petition is only about four hundred and thirty names away from reaching the goal of 2,000 Arkansans. So if you haven’t added your name to the list, do so. If you’re on facebook, post a link on your wall to it and ask your facebook friends to sign. If you’re not on facebook, put the link in an email and forward it out to everyone you know. Let’s get this moving and let’s get as many Arkansans signed on as possible.
Ms. Glover says it best, this is about real people:
I have a grandson age 6 who two years ago is affected by juvenile diabetes, and he needs much care. His mother, my daughter, is divorced with two additional children and without this care he would be greatly affected with the much care it takes in providing the necessary supplies as he copes with this illness. Obamacare helps provide him with what he needs like so many other families.
We need to push these stories into the public spotlight, and the more people sign on to show there’s a need for the Medicaid expansion and the state health insurance exchanges, the stronger our hand will be when the time comes to fight in the state legislature. So if you haven’s signed, do so now, and then spread the word.