Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

Vanessa Ramirez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was in college. Today she and her kids get their health care through the Affordable Care Act. But child advocates say a repeal of that law could jeopardize the program that covers her children.

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Vanessa Ramirez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was in college. Today she and her kids get their health care through the Affordable Care Act. But child advocates say a repeal of that law could jeopardize the program that covers her children.

Will Stone/KJZZ

Like any college student, Vanessa Ramirez never expected chemotherapy would be part of her busy school schedule.

“I don’t have any history of cancer in my family, so it wasn’t something I was on the lookout for,” Ramirez says, sitting outside the library of her alma mater, Arizona State University, in Tempe.

Ramirez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 23. Now, more than a decade later, she’s healthy and so are her children.

“But there are also emergencies that happen,” Ramirez says, explaining the

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/24/511413971/arizona-children-could-lose-health-coverage-under-obamacare-repeal?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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