Thu Jul 27 2017

Catherine in Iowa

I have had to work in jobs that were large enough to include my son with a chronic lung disease from birth. I had to fight for insurance payments for all of his care from 1986 though 2009 when finally Medicaid expansion allowed him to have coverage when he had aged off my family plan and had almost completed the extend of COBRA. Even with coverage, his health costs were generally $8-12,000 per year. What options will be available for him if pre-existing conditions are dropped and if Medicaid does not include men who can't work. He is now on SSI Disability but, so many things are not covered with Medicare. This is not his fault, he doesn't deserve this lack of care from his government.