Family worries about the future of health care after House passes bill

Posted at 11:23 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 23:23:31-04

Thursday afternoon, the House passed a bill that could repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

It marked a big move for the Trump Administration. While supporters celebrated, others expressed frustrations about the American Health Care Act.

Bonni Axler said she immediately became upset when she heard the news from her husband. Her husband, Billy Turner, suffers from a number of preexisting conditions, including cancer, a heart condition , and diabetes.

"He was like why are you crying and I said because you could die. He goes, 'I know'," Axler said.

Axler is afraid she is closer to losing her husband. She said they barely get by paying her husband's medical bills.

"Obamacare -as it is- is $659/month. I can't imagine what it's going to go up to now, but it's something we have to pay," Axler said.

Axler hopes the bill fails in the Senate. She said they are worried about the future of health care especially for people with preexisting conditions.

"Why should somebody be penalized because they've had a disease a long time," Axler questioned.

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In February, she fought for her husband, during a town hall meeting, hoping at least one member of Congress would listen.

"It was a waste. It was a total waste," Axler said.

She said today's vote and celebration made her angry.

"I was so pissed off as hell. I'm like this is really a movie to them. This is really a game. Oh wow. We have a Republican legislature and Republican Senate. Let's see what we can do to screw the people," Axler said.