#ProtectOurCare Meet Rachel in Indiana
January 3, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S.
MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #ProtectOurCare blog series will highlight many of the stories we've received.
From Rachel in Warsaw, Indiana:
My daughter, who is four-years-old with Pierre Robin Sequence and tracheomalacia, has benefited from the Affordable Care Act.She is allowed on our private insurance due to no maximum benefit. This has helped pay for her multiple hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, home supplies, ventilators, and so on.She is also on Medicaid to help cover what our private insurance does not cover such as nursing services. Without nursing services she would not be alive today because there is no way that I can stay up 24/7 to watch her. She has coded multiple times and my nurse has saved her life multiple times.Please—her life is so important to my whole family and extending family. Little side note she is the smartest kid in her class per her teacher.
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