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Mary Lou Retton performs on the balance beam in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Last week, she said she couldn't afford health insurance and owes big hospital bills after a serious illness. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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People stand in line for early voting at the John F. Kennedy Library on Oct. 27 in Hialeah, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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More Than Politics On The Line For Voters With Preexisting Conditions

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President Trump has promised at campaign rallies to protect patients with preexisting conditions, but he has not explained how he plans to do that. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Student demonstrators cheered in 2015 outside the Supreme Court after learning that the high court had upheld the Affordable Care Act as law of the land. But Republican foes of the federal health law are still working to have it struck down. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Enrollment help was plentiful for insurance sign-ups in the early years of the Affordable Care Act, such as at this clinic in Bear, Del., in 2014. Though the Trump administration has since slashed the outreach budget, about 930,000 people have signed up for ACA health plans so far this year. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her colleagues are touting legislation to close the gender pay gap — a proposal they promised to address during the 2018 midterms. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Democrats Play Catch-Up On Agenda After Shutdown

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Demonstrators held signs outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC on June 26, 2018 while Democratic leaders called on the Trump administration to uphold the preexisting conditions provision of the Affordable Care Act. Now the issue may be decided in court. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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