On MSNBC Tasha Nelson, whose seven-year-old son has cystic fibrosis, said she is afraid because the Trump Administration refuses to defend the Affordable Care Act in court. Instead, the administration is arguing that it should be repealed. This would leave 21 million people without health insurance, and White House officials say they have no plan to replace Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act protects those with pre-existing conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. Nelson says that without the Affordable Care Act, the monthly medication for her son cost $9,000, which adds up to $108,000 a year. Nelson says that without protection for pre-existing conditions, she would not be able to come up with enough money to keep her son alive.
Nelson continues that healthcare should not be a partisan issue- anyone could be given a life-changing diagnosis at any time.
“Our lives are on the line,” Nelson continued.