VIDEO – Stacy Lihn, a mother from Phoenix, Arizona, speaks at the Democratic National Convention about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) helped her family afford the three operations her 2-year-old daughter will need to save her life because she was born with a congenital heart defect. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take that healthcare guarantee away from them and let their insurance company cap the benefits for their 2-year-old.
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Republicans in Congress want to take away the security families now have under Obamacare. As Lihn mentioned in her speech to the Democratic convention, because her young daughter has a congenital heart defect, the surgeries required to save her life would have put her over her lifetime cap from their health insurance before she was even one year old. Combine that with an insurance company’s pre-Obamacare ability to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions and the Lihn family would be financially devastated and unable to pay for the care to save their baby’s life.
Obamacare prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions and ends the practice of lifetime caps on health insurance benefits. But Republicans like Romney and Ryan are funded by health insurance companies and they are going to do everything in their power to help insurance companies at the expense of the American people.
Republicans want to let people like the Lihn family go bankrupt trying to save the life of their daughter, so they can give their insurance company funders more profits.