Age 7, California
Meet Myka. She loves the Girl Scouts, ice skating, playing with her friends.
CURRENT MEDICAL NEEDS: Myka has a congenital heart defect. She's already had two open heart surgeries and will need a third in future.
WHAT DOES ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE MEAN TO YOU? No lifetime caps (she hit $500k before first birthday) and no discrimination for preexisting condition.
HOW HAS THE ACA AND/OR MEDICAID HELPED YOU? We have a private, unsubsidized healthcare plan due to my husband opening his own business. He was able to do so b/c the ACA protected Myka.
HOW WOULD MEDICAID CUTS AND/OR ROLLBACK OF ACA PROTECTIONS AFFECT CLAIRE? She could lose her healthcare due to her serious preexisting condition.
Submitted by Angela, Myka's mother