For the weak and vulnerable, Trump’s presidency will be a test of survival
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Few would argue that Duncan DeLoach, a 22-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia, who two years ago discovered his testicular cancer has spread all across his body, was in any way lucky. Yet DeLoach was fortunate in that he was covered by his father's health insurance, provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - better known as Obamacare. The now former-president's best known policy insured Duncan could undergo the aggressive regime of chemotherapy he required without having to worry about medical costs. And although the system has its flaws, it is almost certain that without it, Duncan would not have lived to see Obama's successor take office. So it is easy to understand the concern felt by Duncan and his family as they face the prospect of a Republican-controlled government intent on destroying anything associated with Obama's presidency. One of Donald Trump's many brash campaign pledges was to repeal the landmark health care act on which Duncan’s life depends, but like so many others, the DeLoach family never thought he would be elected. The apparently likely prospect of a Clinton win insured little time was spent worrying on what a Trump presidency would be like, and a lot of time scoffing at what an awful, awful guy he is.
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