In this week's episode, I have the honor of speaking with one of my personal hero's Peter Morley. Peter is an amazing human being and someone I'm truly grateful to call friend. Peter has battled cancer, lives in chronic pain and faces many other health challenges. He's devoted his life to fighting to protect our health care. He regularly travels to Washington DC in order to testify before congress or meet with Senators and Congressmen/women to advocate for Healthcare.
He's fighting to help ensure that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is improved upon and not dismantled.
Peter and I have a conversation about the importance of protecting the ACA and what would happen if the Trump Administration successfully dismantles it. We also talk about how this could specifically impact the Autism and Special Needs communities. This is serious stuff folks, and you need to pay attention.
Peter can be found:
Check out his website: https://morethanmysle.com/
You can find me: theautismdad.com
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