Health care advocates take stand on protection for pre-exisiting condition

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Health care advocates took a stand Wednesday, speaking out against Republicans attacking protection for pre-existing conditions. 

These protections don’t allow insurance companies to drop or decline people with pre-existing conditions.

The chance that this protection might be taken away is scary for people like Heather Quinby who was diagnosed with a congenital birth defect.

“That puts this label on me as a pre-existing condition, even though I’m fully functional and capable of being in society and work and whatnot, but now I might not be able to obtain healthcare because this is on my record,” Quinby said.

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order to dismantle parts of the Affordable Health Care Act, but many are unsure as to what this means for the U.S.

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