|The Ritter Family: Marlboro County, PA|
Motherhood prepared Stacie Ritter for more than any woman could ever imagine. When I met Stacie Ritter speaking to a sizable crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2012 advocating for the PPACA, I met a mother on a mission. I soon discovered that the advocacy training of this mother of four was unknowingly thrust upon her 10 years prior when her twin daughters, Hanna and Madeline, were diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4. Now age 14, Hanna and Madeline looked with admiration at their mother that morning. It had been a long road to get to this point.
|Political contributions of America's Health Insurance Plans|
during the healthcare reform debates
2 The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt; by Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School and Smith Business Solutions
3 Himmelstein et al. Health Affairs, 2/2005