My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Letter from the President

This letter was e-mailed to me today. Did you get one? What do you think? My mom is most excited to see the no discrimination for pre-existing conditions. Did you know that many plans use Down syndrome as a pre-existing condition? And therefore deny services. Hmm....

Dear Friend,
If you’re like most Americans, there’s nothing more important to you about health care than peace of mind. Given the status quo, that’s understandable. The current system often denies insurance due to pre-existing conditions, charges steep out-of-pocket fees – and sometimes isn’t there at all if you become seriously ill. It’s time to fix our unsustainable insurance system and create a new foundation for health care security. That means guaranteeing your health care security and stability with eight basic consumer protections:

No discrimination for pre-existing conditions
No exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles or co-pays
No cost-sharing for preventive care
No dropping of coverage if you become seriously ill
No gender discrimination
No annual or lifetime caps on coverage
Extended coverage for young adults

Guaranteed insurance renewal so long as premiums are paid Learn more about these consumer protections at Over the next month there is going to be an avalanche of misinformation and scare tactics from those seeking to perpetuate the status quo. But we know the cost of doing nothing is too high. Health care costs will double over the next decade, millions more will become uninsured, and state and local governments will go bankrupt. It’s time to act and reform health insurance, drive down costs and guarantee the health care security and stability of every American family. You can help by putting these core principles of reform in the hands of your friends, your family, and the rest of your social network.
Thank you,
Barack Obama

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AZ Chapman said...

Cool. When I first read the title I thought it was a response to t he bowling letter; but this is cool as well

My name is Sarah said...

Oh wouldn't that have been great. No response to my bowling letter but my email address got picked up.

Cammie Heflin said...

Very cool Sarah!

Sophia said...

WOW!!! That's so cool to get a letter from the president! You must be honored.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!