WAKE COUNTY, North Carolina (WTVD) — Regan Bell, 51, answers the door holding a green cord.

“This is what I’m tethered to,” the Wake County resident explained.

The cord stretched 75 feet, just enough to allow her to go room-room in her ranch home.

She has Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, a rare disease, and needs supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day. She can’t work and is on disability. Bell said Obamacare is her lifeline to quality healthcare.

“If they do something with the Medicaid, because that’s what helps me, if they do away with that I don’t know where I’ll be,” she said.


Bell said she refused to watch Friday’s debate on Capitol Hill because it was too upsetting.

“They need to leave it alone,” Bell said. “It’s worked for a lot of people, including myself.”

A Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act, didn’t have enough votes and was pulled shortly before a vote was scheduled Friday.

Republican Congressman Richard Hudson, who represents the 8th District, sent out a tweet saying, “This is about real PEOPLE who are struggling to keep their heads above water and can’t afford health care because of Obamacare.

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