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In this exclusive opinion piece, actor Gabrielle Union issues an impassioned and very personal plea to spare the Affordable Care Act, now under attack by politicians.

Gabrielle Union Health Care Op Ed

I am going to do something that most people in my position don’t do often – tell you my age.  I am 39 years old.  I am at an age where I realize that life isn’t always fair and that unlike fairy tales, life doesn’t always have a happy ending.

Nearly two years ago, I lost a close girlfriend to cancer.  Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 32 years old, I remember thinking this wasn’t part of the plan.  We were too young to worry about getting sick.  In fact, we were supposed to be invincible.

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