Bill to protect medical coverage for people with pre-existing conditions advances

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A plan to protect medical coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is moving forward. 

A bill that bars certain health insurance policies from excluding those conditions just cleared the State House of Representatives.

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Democratic lawmaker Sean Scanlon of Guilford said one in four Connecticut residents had a medical condition before they got health insurance.

He hopes the legislation will protect patients in Connecticut, regardless of if the Affordable Care Act is scrapped in Washington.

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