As Republicans contemplate “repeal and replace” legislation, they will probably allow insurers to reinstate the annual and lifetime coverage caps. These once applied to 105 million Americans and are now banned under the Affordable Care Act.
Did you ever wonder what would happen to taxpayers, patients, and families when these caps are hit? I certainly do.
Rocky Clark was a Chicagoland football star paralyzed on the gridiron. Carlo Trovato was diagnosed with leukemia and had a $1 million-cap insurance policy from his employer. Both men suffered devastating illness or injury. Only one was protected by the ACA, and that made all the difference.