Since emigrating from Syria at the age of five, I have personally experienced the uphill battle of obtaining health care coverage as a non-US citizen. My family, along with many other immigrant and low-income families, are often forced to choose between receiving care and prescription medicines or paying a stream of medical bills. My aversion to health care growing up, juxtaposed by the cost-free, quality care I received later in life as a US citizen, is why I want to work towards improving the health care system. [...]