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October 31, 2012
I'm voting for the healthcare security of my eight-year-old son who is a leukemia survivor. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, I was told by every insurance broker who I spoke with that no insurance company would sell us coverage for our son because of his pre-existing condition. He was considered “uninsurable” until he had been off treatment for at least 5 years. But keeping him insured and monitored is key to keeping him healthy. According to the American Cancer Society , leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents. However, overall survival rates of children with cancer...
March 18, 2012
My 8 year old son is a leukemia survivor. He was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 3 years old. He underwent 3 years of chemotherapy and has been off treatment since June, 2010. We were fortunate to have had good insurance through my husband’s employer when our son got sick. However, a couple of years later, my husband was laid off from his job. In the time since then, he worked as a sole proprietor of his own business for a while and is now working for a company that does not offer health insurance. In both cases, our family needed to purchase insurance on the individual market. Prior to...