How Obamacare helped me get well

In late September 2010, I went to bed with glowing skin and sculpted calves from running outside every morning. I fell asleep counting my to-dos for tomorrow. I added one to the long list: withdraw from sixth course. A full course load was only four.

I went to bed with my finances arranged for the new semester — a robust combination of financial aid, merit scholarships, loans, and work. I closed my eyes and could still see my…