Keep Moving Forward on Affordable Care Act: My Daughter’s StoryPosted March 22nd, 2011 by Lisa Doyle
A few years ago my daughter Julie was diagnosed with an illness called Dysautonomia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS). Julie had numerous hospital visits requiring many tests and procedures. The costs were astronomical. Julie continued to be covered under my insurance through my employer who provided a great plan. Julie’s insurance was to soon come to an end because of her age but her illness was getting worse and Julie’s health deteriorated severely at the end of 2010. Julie was blacking out daily and unable to continue work or school. There were days when she only had the energy to crawl to the bathroom. Julie had a heart monitor installed as her doctors believed there was a possible underlying heart condition.
P.S. I want to add: I find so many people that I talk to aren’t aware of their options and don’t know where to go. Here’s a terrific resource to help you get started if you’re in this position: http://www.gettingcovered.org/toolkit/#