To build a better America, ensure everyone who needs health care can get it
By: Laura Packard - March 14, 2022
Five years ago, I walked into a doctor’s office with a nagging cough and walked out with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. The human response to that news is “how can I survive this?” But for too many Americans the question is “how can I pay for this?” I was lucky. As a small business […]
Lauren Boebert cares most about Lauren Boebert, not Coloradans like me
By: Laura Packard - May 22, 2021
As Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado tweeted on Wednesday, “Liz Cheney is the GOP of the past. We are not going back.” So let’s dig in a little more into what the brave new Republican world of 2021 looks like. I’m a blood cancer survivor in Colorado. Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s […]
I was blocked on Twitter by the president. But I’m still there, and he is not.
By: Laura Packard - January 20, 2021
Three and a half years ago, President Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. After the Jan. 6 attack on our democracy, he has been deplatformed by Twitter itself and most other social media sites. Having worked with the Knight First Amendment Institute to get my account unblocked by the president, I recognize both the power […]
The Affordable Care Act saved my life. What happens if it’s gone?
By: Laura Packard - November 13, 2020
Three years ago I walked into a doctor’s office with a nagging cough, and walked out with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. I’m here, today, because the Affordable Care Act saved my life. But now it’s under attack, again. The care I received cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, money that most of us don’t […]