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Ohio mother sobs over fear of losing coverage for disabled son in Obamacare court case

Monday, October 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By Randy Ludlow
The Columbus Dispatch, 10/8/20, updated 10/10/20

 

The thought of her son losing a guarantee of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act caused Christine Callahan to begin sobbing, choking out the words in bursts.

 

Andrew sat next to his mother in his wheelchair from their Hudson, Ohio, home as she addressed a pair of U.S. senators and several reporters online Thursday about upcoming arguments over the fate of Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Andrew, who turns 13 in a week, has a nervous-system genetic disorder that has left him epileptic. He is non-verbal and requires a feeding tube. His insurance company is billed $6,940 a month for his medications and feeding supplies alone.

 

If the U.S. Supreme Court, with the addition of conservative justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, overturns the Affordable Care Act following arguments Nov. 10, Callahan said loss of the pre-existing coverage mandate and no caps on lifetime expenses would devastate her Summit County family. It operates Callahan's, a Hudson flooring store.

 

"Andrew would be uninsurable. This would put us in the position of not being able to afford the necessary care," she said. The loss of the ACA would force "life-and-death choices between his care and our family's financial survival. No family should have to make that choice."

 

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