Having lost both of my parents to cancer, I know that those living with cancer have enough to focus on in their journey without having their health coverage taken away. Protections in the Affordable Care Act, such as health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and removing limits to insurance caps, are a must.
Nearly 22,000 people in California’s 16th Congressional District are enrolled in the ACA and have coverage that they didn’t have before. We agree that the law can be improved, such as addressing high out-of-pocket costs and limited insurer options. But what will happen to the people living with cancer if their health care coverage is taken away?
I urge Congressman Jim Costa to consider the lives of many cancer patients when voting on any bill. I hope he will keep cancer patients protected and make sure they have adequate and affordable health coverage. He is the voice of the 16th Congressional District, and I am counting on his support.
Kathy Flaherty, Atwater