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By Cathy McMorris Rodgers
The Washington Post 

My son has a preexisting condition; he's one of the reasons I voted for the AHCA

 


Hearing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue this week about his son’s condition and his family’s experience in the moments after his birth, I had a flashback to the day my son was born and we learned he had Down syndrome.

My husband and I had a lot of questions about Cole’s future.Whether he’d have health care shouldn’t have had to be one of them. When you’re facing years of doctor’s appointments, you want to know that having a preexisting condition,such as an extra 21st chromosome or a heart defect, won’t prevent you or your loved ones from accessing the ca...



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