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This photo taken Aug. 27, 2013 shows Bev Veals waiting for her chemotherapy treatment at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. Coping with advanced cancer, Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute coverage she was offered wanted $3,125, on top of premiums.  It sounds like one of the insurance horror stories President Barack Obama used to sell his health overhaul to Congress, but Veals wasn’t in the clutches of a profit-driven company.  Instead, she’s covered by Obama’s law _ one of about 100,000 people with serious medical issues in a financially troubled government program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
This photo taken Aug. 27, 2013 shows Bev Veals waiting for her chemotherapy treatment at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. Coping with advanced cancer, Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute coverage she was offered wanted $3,125, on top of premiums. It sounds like one of the insurance horror stories President Barack Obama used to sell his health overhaul to Congress, but Veals wasn’t in the clutches of a profit-driven company. Instead, she’s covered by Obama’s law _ one of about 100,000 people with serious medical issues in a financially troubled government program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(AP) It sounds like one of those insurance horror stories President Barack Obama told to sell his health overhaul to Congress: Bev Veals, dealing with advanced cancer, was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down.


Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay more than $3,000 on top of premiums.


But Veals is covered by Obama's law one of about 100,000 people with serious medical issues in a troubled program called the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.


Political divisions over health care have blocked a fix, a bad omen for solving other problems that could surface with "Obamacare."


Veals said she felt she finally had something dependable "and somebody pulled the plug."


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