Cancer patient could not get coverage before 'Obamacare'

AP News
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 10:37 AM
Cancer patient could not get coverage before 'Obamacare'

Health care will be on Rebecca Esparza's mind in the voting booth this fall.

The two-time cancer survivor from Corpus Christi, Texas, says repealing the Affordable Care Act could make her uninsurable. The health law protects people with pre-existing medical conditions from being denied coverage.

Esparza says having no insurance is "a terrifying thought." She has survived ovarian cancer and thyroid cancer.

Efforts in Congress to gut the law have failed to draw enough votes to override a presidential veto. But the equation changes if the GOP retains control of Congress and captures the presidency this fall.