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Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change | The Seattle Times

Many of those caught in the cycle of addiction did not vote; they are either felons or too consumed by the turmoil of trying to claw their way out to be engaged in society. But they, too, hope for a better tomorrow.

Here are their stories.
via drudgereport.com

 

Tarryn Vick and her best friend, Anjelic Baker, line up every morning before dawn outside a methadone clinic in the Grays Harbor town of Hoquiam. On this day, the talk among those in line is whether they all might lose their health coverage if Republican lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act. Without insurance, Vick and Baker would likely be unable to get their daily cup of pink liquid that prevents the sickness of withdrawal that strangles so many addicts' attempts to get clean.

"Recovery is like chasing a freight train; it's the hardest thing you'll ever do," Vick says. "I enjoy being clean. But I can't say I could stay clean if I lost insurance. We would all be too sick."

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  1. Tomas Martin

The Obama healthcare isn't perfect, but it is a system which should have helped the patients in the first place and the state secondary. There are people who don't go to the doctor because they are afraid. The fear of dentists Tampa FL is real,...

The Obama healthcare isn't perfect, but it is a system which should have helped the patients in the first place and the state secondary. There are people who don't go to the doctor because they are afraid. The fear of dentists Tampa FL is real, but a person can treat this fear by going to a professional dentist, who treats people humanely and with great care.

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