WATCH: Pearl Jam Guitarist Stumps For ObamaCare
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Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has released a new video urging that people only vote for congressional candidates that support the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as ObamaCare.
"Life is a pre-existing condition," McCready says at the beginning of the video. The guitarist was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when he was 21 years old, and has long been an advocate for the condition. (As noted by the Seattle Times, "Crohn's disease is characterized by the inflammation of the intestinal wall, while ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation in the colon and rectum.")
The video -- which was directed by Jesse Dylan, the man behind the 2008 video "Yes We Can" -- stresses the difficulty McCready has had getting health care in his life because of Crohn's disease.
"I was denied twice, even being a member of a famous rock band," McCready said in a statement accompanying the video. "The people who don't have those kind of resources, they are stuck, they have
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