Sunday, May 6, 2012

Robyn-Care: Providing Extensive Care for a Sick Baby

Robyn Martin is a remarkable woman from Maryland who shared her story of how the Affordable Care Act, the new health care law, is affecting her family�s life. In a discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other women in Maryland, Robyn spoke of her son Jax, who has serious genetic disorders, including a heart defect. After he was born, he immediately was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NCIU), where he spent three weeks.� Jax has undergone surgery since then.� The Affordable Care Act�s prohibition on lifetime dollar limits for coverage is so important to Robyn�s family.

�I don�t know how much all of his health care has cost to this point, but in five months, I know it�s got to be a lot. The first day in the NICU was $150,000,� Robyn says. �If he in five months used up the lifetime limit for him, my family would be in really dire straits.�

Read more about the impact of the health care law on Robyn�s family.

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