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Artículo A mother publishes the bill for her son’s surgery with Trumpcare News

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A mother publishes the bill for her son’s surgery with Trumpcare

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03 Julio 2017 14:08

With Obamacare she had to pay 500 dollars but thanks to Trump’s new health system the heart operation would cost 231,115 dollars

With Donald Trump’s health reform, known as the American Health Care Act, about to be put to the vote in the Senate, Ali Ranger is fearing for the life of her three-year-old son, Ethan Vikash.

Because of the heart disorder he suffers from he has to undergo regular surgery. Ranger recently published on Twitter the bill for his last operation to illustrate what it would mean for her son if Obamacare was replaced.

With medical insurance, the amount she had to pay was 500 dollars. But if Trump’s reform comes into force she could not continue with her current insurance plan because of her son’s illness. The real cost of the treatment, which includes a 10-hour-operation, a week in intensive care and a week in hospital, is 231,115 dollars.

A situation that could quite easily be repeated, as:

However, the amount of money that Ranger has to invest in Vikash’s health is not just for surgery, as she explained on the social network. There are the regular visits to different specialists, the five different drugs he has to take every day to keep the illness at bay and the unexpected occasions he has to be rushed to the emergency room, among other elements that merely serve to bloat a bill that few pockets can foot as it is.

Although, for the time being, it is not known if there will be insurers capable of counteracting the measures the president of the United States claims will improve the country’s health system, this is causing widespread fear across the country.

Further proof is the case of the television presenter Jimm Kimmel, who remembered how much Obamacare had helped his son, as he tried to hold back the tears.

‘Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?’.

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