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Manchin hosts roundtable on pre-existing conditions in southern West Virginia


The Register-Herald

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., meets with members for the faith-based community to talk about health care and pre-existing conditions.
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BECKLEY, W.Va. — Health care, for many Americans, is personal.

Nearly every comment made Monday morning at a Beckley roundtable on pre-existing conditions began with a personal anecdote.

One man discussed how his premiums have risen since he’s grown older. Another man talked about the costs of coverage for his wife’s Crohn’s disease. One woman said one round of chemo for her daughter is $100,000.

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