Cancer-Stricken Kids Lose Coverage Under Obamacare

The Firewall

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, seven 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…

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