Americans need healthcare. It shouldn’t matter how much money someone makes; everyone should be able to get medicine when sick, or vitamins and ultrasounds when pregnant, or treatment when suffering from drug addiction. West Virginians work hard for this country, sometimes at the sacrifice of their health. Ensuring one of their most basic needs – healthcare – is met is the least we can do to thank them for their service. But healthcare also shouldn’t just be contingent on service, it should be valued as a basic freedom. It’s time all West Virginians live free in the security of knowing that having appendicitis, or a child addicted to drugs, or a parent in a nursing home does not have to turn deadly and will not ruin them financially.