Moms spend Valentine’s Day asking Sen. Alexander for answers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A group of Chattanooga area mothers delivered Valentine’s Day cards to Senator Alexander : “Senator Alexander, Will You Be My Representative? A Valentine’s Day Plea.”

These mothers shared stories about how the Affordable Care Act is helping their familes, and wanted Senator Alexander to answers their questions about protecting those provisions.

Kathy Corley was one of the moms at the event. She shared her story from the event: “My son has a neuromuscular metabolic disorder, and my youngest daughter has Down syndrome and was born with esophageal atresia and a form of leukemia. When Anna was born, she had a lengthy NICU stay and multiple surgeries during her first year. She was tube-fed by pump, and required IV antibiotic infusions. At first, our insurance coverage through an employer sponsored plan was good. But at contract renewal time, our plan was gutted. Medically necessary, life sustaining treatments for our children were contractually excluded, and our premiums and deductible skyrocketed. That’s what it was like BEFORE the Affordable Care Act – insurance companies could charge more or deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Thanks to ObamaCare — the Affordable Care Act —  our children cannot be denied for a pre-existing condition, and are guaranteed community issue rates. My son will be able to afford his treatments. Certain basic provisions of care can never be contractually excluded like they could before the ACA. Obamacare saved my family. Please preserve this peace of mind and security for my family.”

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