Because of ACA, young Nebraskan can afford coverage after childhood transplant

Note: We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of Nebraskans who wanted to tell us how the health insurance protections of the Affordable Care Act have improved their lives. This is one of those stories.

Bryce

Bryce had a transplant at age 2 that would have made getting insurance very difficult and expensive before the ACA.

Bryce is 24 years old and lives in Plattsmouth. He was born with a condition that caused him to need an intestinal transplant when he was just two years old.

Although healthy now, he still needs to closely monitor his health and requires ongoing doctor checkups, blood draws, and anti-rejection medication.

After graduating from high school, he worked for employers that did not offer health insurance and he would have fallen into the coverage gap. But, because of the Affordable Care Act, he was able to stay on his parents’ insurance plan and get the continuing care he needs.

Without the ACA, he would have either not gotten this care (risking transplant failure) or been buried in thousands of dollars of medical debt.

Now, Bryce is healthy and has a great job at a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Omaha, and if the ACA remains in place, he should be able to get affordable insurance through job that covers his care needs when he turns 26 next year.

Take Action!

Call the offices of Nebraska’s U.S. Senators today and tell them they must vote “NO” on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that will cause premiums to skyrocket for thousands of Nebraskans like Bryce, remove protections for Nebraskans with preexisting conditions, and make enormous cuts to Medicaid.

Sen. Deb Fischer (202) 224-6551          Sen. Ben Sasse (202) 224-4224

Tell their staff how important the ACA’s protections are to you or someone you care about. Every Nebraskan needs affordable health coverage. And we can’t go back to the days a childhood illness for people like Bryce means the return of lifetime limits and caps that prevent him from getting covered as an adult.

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