Former Sen. John Edwards at a campaign forum in NH, speaking with a cancer survivor about the cost of health care.

Truth is that even with insurance benefits, the cost of healthcare is enormous for a whole lot of folks in America.  Truth is that predictions are that those costs are going higher still if things stay as they are

Truth is that health care is on the minds of a whole lot of voters, because a whole lot of voters are holding their family finances together on a shoestring these days — and when it comes to healthcare costs, bankruptcy concerns, mortgage foreclosures and the rising costs of utilities and groceries, there are more and more folks living on the edge as we move forward. 

Truth is, as folks in New Orleans and all along the Gulf Coast can attest, there is no guarantee on access to health care at all.  Truth is that more than 9 million children in the United States — that’s one in nine kids — have no health insurance coverage as things stand today.

Truth is…the woman in the video above?  She could be you. 

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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