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Advocates’ call to keep Obamacare falls on deaf ears

Advocates’ call to keep Obamacare falls on deaf ears

Kathleen Murray was fortunate enough to have two types of health insurance when doctors put her through extensive and costly treatment after discovering her ovarian cancer in 2009. The chemo sent her cancer into remission but took a heavy toll on her body, leaving her with conditions that depleted her savings and prompted her to move to Del Mar to be close to Scripps Hospital.

Still, she knows that others in her situation face prospects far bleaker than hers. She’s met several of them as a volunteer with the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego.

“If a preexisting condition prevented health coverage for women like these, I shudder to think where my friends would be today,”...

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