My 20 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 5, 2013 (this year) after an episode of acute appendicitis which ended in a ruptured appendix. I don't know how, or even if, the two are associated, but his pre-OP blood tests showed no signs of the disease. He was always healthy, not overweight in the least, and an active sportsman. Funny because after our family doctor diagnosed his condition and rushed him to the hospital for emergency surgery, the attending surgeon wasn't sure it was appendicitis and sent him home. Within 4 hours, he was in the OR as his appendix burst and caused a considerable amount of damage in his abdomen. 7 days in the hospital, 4 were in intensive care (any med-mal lawyers out there?)... But I digress. As a full time student, he was covered under my wife's employer health insurance, and, thanks to the ACA, would continue to be covered until he reached his 26th birthday. In early (this) November we were notified that our insurance provider (Aetna) was discontinuing the coverage of his diabetes related medication beginning on January 1, 2014. As you can imagine, the medication and associated supplies, is quite expensive. Insulin, test strips, syringes and pods for his pump come to about $1,100 per month. Were it not for the prescription coverage, our share, after the $1,500 annual deductible is met, comes to about $220 per month. He recently moved into his own apartment (a frightening experience in and of itself, considering his condition). Given that he is no longer our 'dependent' and because his income would likely qualify him for a tax deduction for his ACA coverage, we set off to get him registered on the ACA site here in Florida. We began the process in mid-November. Long story short, we couldn't get him registered. It took me several days of attempting to get onto the site. After I was able to access the site, and after successfully registering him, we were prevented from signing up for coverage because they were unable to verify his identity (they use Equifax, and he has no credit history). After spending hours and hours of time waiting on the phone to speak with an Equifax representative, he was told that he would have to call the ACA directly in order to verify his identity (you can vote without an ID, but you can't get Obamacare without one). This verification process began on December 19. As of December 24 at 5pm, we were unable to speak with anyone on the ACA via telephone. We constantly received messages that the system was overloaded and to "please call back" at a later time. We did. He missed the deadline, and because our provider has now eliminated his prescription coverage, our cost, contrary to the many Obama promises, has increased substantially. Although I am thankful of the new laws which require dependent coverage until age 26, and that he won't be denied for coverage now for his pre-existing condition, I can't help but to think the entire Act will, at some point in the future, be amended and/or repealed in its entirety. I am also thankful that we are in a position to pay for his medication.