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Patient profile: Taylor Wilhite

Taylor Wilhite of Marblehead, Ohio, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2007 at the age of 8. She received three rounds of chemotherapy, had a bone marrow transplant, and at one point was taking 23 pills a day along with many IV medicines. Now age 12, Taylor is in remission. But the costs of her treatment quickly reached her insurance plan’s lifetime benefits cap, leaving her family struggling to pay for the care she needed for the side effects of her treatment.

F The Affordable Care Act does not allow health plans to place lifetime caps on coverage. The law restricts and soon will ban yearly limits. This will give people like aylor and her family peace of mind that coverage will not suddenly end because of caps on benefits.

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