My father was extremely ill; he was hospitalized for months at a time. He lost his job, and therefore was going to lose his insurance. He couldn't find anyone to cover him because of his pre-existing condition. Between the time his Cobra expired and his next hospitalization, Obamacare went into effect. I don't know what we would have done had he not been able to receive coverage. Our family owes the extra years we had with him to Obamacare. He would have died much sooner without medical treatment.