Skip to comments.Gainesville family fights for children's lives after insurance cancellation
Posted on 11/22/2013 6:22:56 PM PST by moonshinner_09
GAINESVILLE, TEXAS -- A Gainesville family is fighting for their childrens' lives.
Ronald and Krista Alford's two children, Hunter and Mikayla, were born with extremely rare types of cancer.
Now, sven years into fighting that battle, they've been hit with a new one: their children's insurance has been cancelled, affecting Hunter's chemotherapy.
News 12's Allison Harris brings us their story of struggle and strength.
Hunter Alford is due for his next round of chemo.
As of right now, his mom Krista says, he's unlikely to get it.
"Since his insurance was dropped, we're thinking about cancelling his chemotherapy," Krista Alford said.
The 7-year-old, who loves playing games on his iPad, is reportedly the youngest person to have his type of cancer.
Hunter has Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm.
The Alford's are in a battle with children's medicaid -- or CHIP -- Hunter's insurance.
Krista says, despite receiving a new, renewed insurance card, the agency told her they dropped his insurance.
"I called them and they said we were dropped October 31st," Krista said.
Krista says an insurance agent told her that Hunter's information got lost when they made changes under the new Affordable Care Act.
Now, Krista is on a mission to re-gain that insurance, but they're running out of time before his next chemo treatment, and the agent says they can't expedite.
"The lady's like, the only way we can expedite is if your son was pregnant and in labor, or if he was an illegal," Krista said.
Hunter's chemo would cost $50,000 without insurance.
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They can now be covered for maternity care and free birth control. That is far more important.
Anyone who dies because of ACA is laid at the feet of Obama. The blood is on his hands.
You are so right.
Prayers for that precious child........
Computers lose information all the time. The insurance company’s programmers should be able to figure out how their code caused this glitch and fix it. Pronto.
“The Alford’s are in a battle with children’s medicaid — or CHIP — Hunter’s insurance.”
For what it’s worth, Obamacare did not affect CHIP plans. This sound more like a typical bureaucratic screw-up than an Obamacare cancellation.
And to all those who’s lives that have been put in danger because of that evil person who pretends to be the president of the USA.
“The lady’s like, the only way we can expedite is if your son was pregnant and in labor, or if he was an illegal,” Krista said.
There was a time when Canadians with rare diseases would seek out help in the U.S. I wonder how much longer that will continue—if fewer and fewer doctors are aware of-have experience with such diseases, people won’t make it.
But their new policy will be better as you know their policy was cancelled because it was a crappy policy so they should be grateful to O and the democrats cause they made it happen.
Like he would even care. Obama is a bastard and all around evil sob.
The blood is on the hands of the American people who forgot God and endorsed all these crazy utopian schemes.
Who would have even dreamed that President Obama's and the Democrat's idea of improving healthcare was to deny really sick children the care they need to beat cancer and live to adulthood? Even the people who warned about "death panels" never thought that same philosophy would be applied to kids with cancer.
We need a new, non-profit organization formed to pay to have poor souls like these maintain a 24x7 vigil in front of the White House starting 1/1/2014.
That’ll get KommieKare repealed faster than anything else.
There will be hundreds and maybe thousands and maybe even tens of thousands of such folks being killed by KommieKare towards the end of January.
They should contact Senators and Reps, Rep Burgess is an MD but don’t think his district extends to Gainesville.