Healthcare Tops Her List of Issues

This mother of two is hopeful about health insurance under the Obama administration.

Elizabeth Morales' son was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Luckily the family caught it early and he's been receiving care ever since.

At 6, Morales' son receives behavioral and occupational therapy several times per month. But that also means a heavy financial burden on the family.

It's the reason she's supporting President Barack Obama.

"I have a disabled son and we've suffered a lot," said Morales, a married mother of two.

On Tuesday evening around 5 p.m., Morales headed into the Supervisor of Elections satellite office on Anderson Road to cast her vote. There were no lines at the small office in a strip mall and voters easily moved in and out.

While Obamacare is not fully implemented, Morales said she's started to see some positive changes. Her son's behavioral care is now covered by Medicaid under Obamacare.

"For me that's big, it means his future," said Morales, who lives near Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

For people with disabilities, "Obamacare is something people are looking forward to," she said.


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