Existing Condition Provision Could Save Lives & Cost Taxpayers
The Affordable Care Act prevents health insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions.
Robyn Sackett's is thankful doctors were able to save her son Brin's life. In a span of three months Brin became ill and experienced heart failure. He now needs a battery powered machine to help his heart beat.
Without the existing condition provision in the Affordable Care Act, Brin says he would not likely be able to afford a health care policy.
That changes though when the Act is implemented in two years.
But critics argue the Act and its existing condition provision will drive up health care costs and is not financially sustainable as is.
That's of little concern to mothers like Sackett. She says her son will now be able to afford a potentially life-saving heart transplant in the future.