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Sun Jun 11, 2017, 01:24 AM

Utahns rally in support of affordable health care

SALT LAKE CITY For Mark Hansen, the uncertainty surrounding the national health care debate is very concerning.

His 17-year-old son, Jacob, has cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy, two conditions that have an enormous effect on the young teenager and the rest of the family.

Through Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, the Eagle Mountain residents have been able to afford the laundry list of costly medications Jacob regularly requires, along with a $50,000, high-tech wheelchair he uses to get around.

However, proposed legislation under consideration in Washington, D.C., could jeopardize that affordability and potentially put the Hansens is dire straits.

Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681754/Utahns-rally-in-support-of-affordable-health-care.html

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