When Travis Turner was 12 months old, he was so sick he almost died. Just three months into his treatment for hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer, his family's health insurance company kicked him off because the cost of his care had reached $1 million. Since then, Turner, whose father Craig is a member of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7248, was covered by Medicaid while his parents continued to fight for health insurance coverage. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which Mitt Romney plans to repeal if elected president, 7-year-old Travis is now able to get back on his father's health insurance.
Travis' mom, Karrie, says:
Now, at age 7, Travis is in remission and back on Craig’s insurance because the Affordable Health Care Act, championed by the USW and signed by President Obama, bans the kind of lifetime caps that allowed our son to be dropped.
Some call this law “Obamacare” and promise to repeal it. Our family calls it an answer to our prayers, and we’re counting on you to help us protect it.
Watch the USW YouTube video—Affordable Care Act: Hope Delivered for USW Families.