Susan Cornett Posted November 10, 2016 Share Posted November 10, 2016 Good morning. Let me first state that it is not my intent to start a political debate on the advantages and disadvantages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a 25 year veteran of the health insurance industry and a current cancer patient, I think I have a better-than-average understanding of the issues at hand. For those of us not on Medicare, please consider the following: a repeal of the ACA repeals the requirements for insurers to accept an applicant without pre-existing conditions and it repeals the requirement to eliminate annual and lifetime maximums. The costs of care are steep; since February of this year, my care costs are $265k. The average person can't just write a check for that level of care. I spoke with several cancer patients yesterday on Twitter and we share the same concerns. If you have concerns about how a potential repeal would impact you, I urge you to contact your elected representatives. ACA is not perfect, but reverting to a system that caused 50% of the bankruptcies in this country is not a solution. If I've violated any forum policies, I apologize. I believe, though, that this is an issue near and dear to many of us. For those in the DFW area, looking forward to seeing all of you at Saturday's Breathe Deep event. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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