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These kids need feeding tubes and breathing machines...

Saturday, July 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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These kids need feeding tubes and breathing machines. Their health care funding may be at risk.

 

By: John Murawski

www.newsobserver.com, June 30, 2017

 

The momentum in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act next week has expanded into a comprehensive national health care overhaul that is likely to sweep up patients who have nothing to do with Obamacare.

Among those who could be deprived of medical services are nearly 2,400 “medically fragile” children in North Carolina whose ventilators, oxygen tanks, feeding tubes, catheters and round-the-clock nurses are covered by a little-known Medicaid program available to middle-class families with private health insurance.

The program pays for services that private insurance doesn’t cover, allowing parents to work and the children to attend school.

 

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