Woman Who Attacked Obama Over Health Care Reform Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis | In an op-ed titled “‘Obamacare to the rescue,” a woman who was once so angered by the Affordable Care Act that she left the Democratic Party is apologizing to President Obama. Spike Dolomite Ward found out three weeks ago that she has breast cancer. She and her husband had given up their health insurance to pay their mortgage, and she didn’t know how she would afford months of expensive treatment. But then she discovered that she could receive coverage under the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, which is part of ACA. Ward specifically addresses other opponents of health care reform who might not understand her plight because they have insurance through their employer. “[T]hings can change abruptly. If you still have a good job with insurance, that doesn’t mean that you’re better than me, more deserving than me or smarter than me. It just means that you are luckier. And access to healthcare shouldn’t depend on luck,” she said.