“We Can’t Afford to Treat Our ADHD”
“I’ll do anything to get the care my kids need,” writes one mother. One respondent says she has cut back on heat and new clothes to afford health care for her child.
Unfortunately, these hardships aren’t likely to improve anytime soon. In March the Trump administration failed in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a plan that would cut subsidies for low-income families and benefits for some costly conditions. President Trump promised to let the ACA “explode,” fanning fears that costs will continue to rise.
“I’m afraid to listen to the news these days,” says Erin O’Malley, the health counselor with two daughters diagnosed with ADHD, who lives in Bloomington, Illinois. “There just aren’t enough resources for parents as it is.”