Robyn Martin of Waldorf, Md., Says Health Care Issue Is Personal

10:27 PM, Mar 27, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- For Robyn Martin, a mother of three from Waldorf, Maryland, the legal maneuverings going on inside the Supreme Court this week are an extremely personal matter, and, potentially, a serious financial matter as well.

Robyn's son Jax, one of the twin boys she gave birth to seven months ago, was born with some serious medical medical issues that have already required a lot of money and medical attention, and will, no doubt, require a lot more in the years ahead.

"We found out when he was in the [hospital] that his heart was on the wrong side of his chest, and his intestines were turned backwards," Robyn said.

Robin said she has good medical insurance through her job but, were it not for the fact that the Affordable Care Act prohibits lifetime limits for health insurance payments, her family might some day soon be facing bankruptcy.

What's more, Robyn said the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that make it easier for people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance will help Jax as an adult, and for those reasons, she's a big supporter of the law.  

Unlike Keli Carender, an employee of the Tea Party Patriots in Seattle, who believes Americans will suffer in every way if the government continues to require health care coverage for all.

"It affects me directly, and it affects everything about my relationship with my government, how I can lead my daily life, what kind of health care decisions I can make, what kind of health care options I have for myself.  This is the most important decision I think that the Supreme Court will have ever made," Carender said.

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