Roberta woman shares Affordable Care Act success story with President Obama

ROBERTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Naomi Davis had no idea her thank you letter would go such a long way. 

She wrote to President Obama and told him how the Affordable Care Act completely changed her life. 

“They called me Thursday last week and asked if I could meet with the president on Tuesday. I had to fight the urge to say ‘No, Wednesday would work better for me,'” Davis recalled.

But she hopped on a plane to Washington D.C. to make sure her story was told. 

“It starts with being allergic to corn,” explained Davis.

Her allergy wasn’t diagnosed until she was 45. By that time, the damage was done.

“My hands would swell up. When that symptom stopped, I thought, well, I’m getting better. It didn’t occur to me that it moved someplace else,” said Davis.

It caused damage to her hips and both needed to be replaced. It was devastating news for this Roberta farmer. 

“I couldn’t get on the tractor. I couldn’t do anything,” recalled Davis.

She couldn’t afford the hip replacement surgery.

“I was terrified I was going to have to wait until I was 65 to qualify for medicare,” said Davis. 

Then she applied for ObamaCare. 

“This is my chance to get what I need,” explained Davis. 

Davis was able to pay for the procedure. 

Not everyone is supporting of the Health Care Reform. Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, along with Representative Rick Allen want to repeal the act. 

In a statement to 41NBC, Representative Allen says

“Its burdens on small businesses continue to destroy jobs and have cut the hours and paychecks of millions of hardworking Americans.”

But for Davis, ObamaCare will forever be the reason she can continue her passion of working on her farm.

“I’m independent again. That’s really what it’s all about for me,” explained Davis. 

House Republicans voted Tuesday to once again repeal ObamaCare. It is the 67th time the house has made this attempt to repeal, change or defund, a part or all of the Affordable Health Care law.

The Senate is expected to vote on a repeal bill as well, but there’s no word on when that will happen. 

President Obama has pledged to veto any attempt to roll back his signature legislative achievement. 

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