January 16, 2013

Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 2471 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Cummings: My daughter, Marissa, has a checkered medical history starting when she was twelve. Under the previous rules about health care coverage for children, she would have been forced off my company policy on December 31, 2011, the end of the year she turned twenty-three, which was actually more generous than most such policies. Thanks to the early ACA provisions, I was able to keep her on. I retired in May, 2012, but thanks to a company benefit that was eliminated for all employees hired after January 1, 2002, fifteen months after I started with the company, I was able to retain the coverage for my wife and daughter after my retirement. My daughter will turn twenty-six in April and therefore the full ACA signup comes just in time to enable her to obtain coverage on her own, starting then, with no regard to any preexisting conditions. She signed up with no problems and we are thankful for this program. Sincerely, Morris Fried Member Texas Alliance for Retired Americans

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