Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media

Parents Of Sick Children Fear Trap If States Have Say On ‘Preexisting Conditions’

KFF Health News Original

“I’m not going to risk my son’s health on the political whims of Jefferson City,” says one Missouri father, whose son requires about $20,000 to $30,000 in medical care expenses a year. The new GOP health bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act lets states decide whether or not insurers must cover people with preexisting conditions, such as birth defects.