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College Grad Ashley Dionne Claims Obamacare Has “Raped My Future”

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An open letter from a 26-year-old recent college graduate in Michigan claims that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “has raped my future.”

Ashley Dionne posted the letter to conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s Facebook page on Monday. Reports followed shortly thereafter that the letter was "going viral," although it garnered 161 likes and fewer than 30 comments.

The Obamacare letter, however, focuses more on Dionne's dissatisfaction with the economy and lack of employment than with Obamacare.

Dionne claims she was unable to find a job after she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009. She said a bachelor's degree "used to mean something."

“I watched as kids with GEDs and high school diploma’s took the low-paying jobs for which I applied,” she said.

She said she returned to school for a graduate degree and is working 32 hours a week at a gym making just $8 an hour.

“I’m unable to find a second job at this time,” she wrote.

“I have asthma, ulcers, and mild cerebral palsy. Obamacare takes my monthly rate from $75 a month for full coverage on my ‘Young Adult Plan,’ to $319 a month. After $6,000 in deductibles, of course,” she said. "Liberals claimed this law would help the poor. I am the poor, the working poor, and I can’t afford to support myself, let alone older generations and people not willing to work at all.”

“This law has raped my future,” she added. “It will keep me and kids my age from having a future at all.”

It is unclear which company insures Dionne. She did not tell Campus Reform whether she has logged on to HealthCare.gov to find a cheaper policy based on her income that will not exclude her pre-existing conditions. According a HeathCare.gov representative it would appear virtually impossible that Dionne would be expected to pay more than she previously paid. 

“Basically the eligibility requirements for keeping your monthly premiums low is based on your income,” a HealthCare.gov representative told Raw Story.

“I wanted to get my message about Obamacare out, because I’m being directly and negatively affected by it, but I know it’s not just me,” Dionne said. “Obamacare will make my life more difficult.”

Sources: TheBlaze, Campus Reform