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Crohn’s Disease Sufferer Fears Return Of Insurance Limits

(CBS CONNECTICUT) – Brian Greenberg winces to think what would happen if insurance companies reinstated lifetime limits on coverage.
He says if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, he will seriously consider moving abroad because of his high-cost medical needs as a Crohn’s disease patient.
To date, his insurer has paid more than $845,000 for his medical care. The 33-year-old from Stamford, Connecticut, is on track to hit what used to be a $1 million lifetime limit on his insurance policy during the next president’s administration.
Before the law, many health plans capped what they would pay for an individual’s medical care over a lifetime, typically at $1 million or $2 million. Up to 20,000 Americans each year lost their coverage because they would max out, according to a federal estimate.


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