This week, senators are set to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare. One of the aspects of Trumpcare that has many Americans concerned is the reintroduction of lifetime caps.
Under Obamacare, insurers are not allowed to enforce a lifetime payout cap, which proved to be a lifesaving decision for the chronically ill and the parents of children who are ill from a young age. Trumpcare could wipe out the ban on such limits and leave the decision on lifetime caps for all but "essential" care up to the states. The states would also be allowed to define what care is "essential."
Twitter user Ali Chandra, whose two-year-old son Ethan was born with a rare condition called heterotaxy syndrome, recently took to Twitter to share what this could mean. Ethan's condition led to many of his internal organs being malformed, misplaced, multiplied, or missing.