As Obamacare Repeal Heats Up, Newly Insured North Carolinians Fret

Sara Kelly Jones of Charlotte, N.C., says she is terrified she will lose her health insurance if lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Sara Kelly Jones of Charlotte, N.C., says she is terrified she will lose her health insurance if lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Hannah Sharpe/Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Darlene Hawes lost her health insurance about a year after her husband died in 2012.

Hawes, 55, is from Charlotte, N.C. She ended up going without insurance for a few years, but in 2015 she bought coverage on HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, with the help of a big subsidy.

“I was born with heart trouble and I also had, in 2003, open-heart surgery,” she says. “I had breast-cancer surgery. I have a lot of medical conditions, so I needed insurance badly.”

After the results of the 2016 election came in, she was scared she’d lose her insurance immediately. For years, Republicans have vowed to scrap the health care law. The new Congress

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/09/508533448/as-obamacare-repeal-heats-up-newly-insured-north-carolinians-fret?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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