Yup, we’re still waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, we’ll point you to the profile of yet another American waiting to hear on the decision:
As a person with a lot to lose, Deborah Sferlazza anxiously awaits a ruling expected this week from the U.S. Supreme Court on President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.
Sferlazza, 54, a disabled Rochester elementary school principal with painful back-related problems, was rejected several times for insurance because of her pre-existing condition. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which is required by state law to accept her, offered a policy she said she couldn’t afford.
Last year, Sferlazza finally got coverage through a provision of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which helps create temporary insurance plans for high-risk people through 2014, when broader reforms are set to take place.
The plan paid for surgery, physical therapy, medicine and doctor visits that have helped Sferlazza stop using a cane and pain drugs, she said last week.
“Without health reform, I’ll be uninsurable again,” said Sferlazza,
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