Young Boy With Cancer Loses Health Insurance Thanks to Obamacare

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 28, 2013   |   12:25PM   |   Washington, DC

The family of a young boy in Texas has less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — because their cancer-stricken little boy has lost his health insurance due to Obamacare.
Hunter Alford is described by his parents as a “wild, fun loving, zombie-killing boy who loves the military and police.” However, he was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect, according to a report in WND.

Sadly, Hunter is one of many cancer patients who are losing their health care due to Obmacare’s rules and regulations.

A woman with stage four gallbladder cancer is one of the millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance thanks to the rules and regulations that are a part of Obamacare. Edie Littlefield Sundby details her plight in a new article the Wall Street Journal published earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Debra Fishericks is a grandmother living in Virginia Beach, Virginia who suffers from kidney cancer but she is the latest victim of Obamacare. She recently learned that her health insurance plan will be dropped due to Obamacare and she is unable to afford any alternatives.

WND tells the story of Hunter and what he and his family are dealing with:

Americans were told the health-care law was designed to help children just like Hunter, born with a deadly pre-existing condition and little means to pay for expensive treatments.

The Affordable Care Act was not supposed to take away the insurance these most-vulnerable children already had and leave them utterly defenseless against a life-threatening disease.

Ron and Krista Alford’s two children, Hunter and his sister, Makayla, were both born with an extremely rare form of cancer called Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm.

The parents said their children “have known nothing other than hospitals, doctors, sickness and pain.”

Makayla is currently in remission, but Hunter is in the second fight of his young life against cancer.

He is hospitalized and needs another round of chemotherapy, which will cost $50,000 without insurance, leaving his parents at their wit’s end.



Concerned individuals may contact Texas Health and Human Services ombudsman on behalf of Hunter and/or contribute to the Heroes for Hunter fund.

Krista’s strong Midwestern spirit was immediately evident as she described her family’s dilemma to WND, but so was the fear in her trembling voice, as she carefully searched for the right words.

“Why would you cancel a kid?” she asked. “I really want to send Obama and all of them pictures of my son. He has scars all over his head. He doesn’t want to leave the house because he’s afraid people are going to make fun of him because he’s bald.”