Fowler, a mother of five who's married to a farmer, said afterward: "We weren't given details (about the replacement bill). We weren't given any promises but I did feel like we did have an opportunity to make our voices known and be listened to with sincerity."
Fowler was diagnosed this year with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a chronic condition in which her body produces too much spinal fluid, causing pressure on her optic nerves and the risk of blindness.
She said she's responding well to treatment, but she's concerned about losing her Blue KC insurance at the end of the year.
A Blue KC spokeswoman said privacy policies prevent the non-profit from commenting on its members.
In addition to the 25 counties its exit left bare, Blue KC left
But that could change soon.
But it's not clear yet what counties the company wants to sell in.
"The possibility of, as of right now, no coverage for him, that's huge for our family to take in in the 2018 year," McClain said.
The visit comes as Senate Majority Leader
As the Obamacare replacement debate has heated up, blame for the insurer exits has become a political football that was kicked around a bit more Wednesday.
"They're creating this level of uncertainty that's leading to this disruption of these individual markets," said McCaskill, who has introduced a bill that would allow consumers in counties without an Obamacare insurer to use their federal subsidies to buy into the Congressional health plan.
"You're going to hear often this week that Obamacare is failing because
Insurers have jumped on and off the Obamacare exchanges since they started in 2014, as companies have struggled to set premiums for new individual market consumers who sometimes had lots of pent-up medical care needs.
Blue KC had been on the
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