03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Faces of Health Care Reform (Video)

To a Representative, nothing is more important than her constituents and their well being.

As a child, I don't remember going to the doctor very often. My mother fought breast cancer, and finding affordable insurance after she beat cancer was very difficult for my parents, because my dad was a self employed small business owner and my mom had a so-called "pre-existing illness." Affordability and access to health care are still issues for millions of Americans today.

So many of my constituents have shared their stories with me about their struggles with accessing affordable, stable, quality health insurance.

They are the reason we need health care reform, and their stories are the reason why I stood with them last Saturday and voted for the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

I'm so grateful that my constituents shared their personal stories with me. They are the face of the health care crisis we face in America, and they are the reason we urgently need reform. We put together a video of these stories to show why reforming health care is so necessary.

If you're moved by this video, please share your story with me.