SLOTKIN: This is a story about my mom, but it could be about anyone's mom. She had survived breast cancer when I was very young, but her pre-existing condition hung over all of us when we lived here at the farm. I'm Alyssa Slotkin, and years later my mom lost her job so she lost her health insurance and couldn't afford the premiums, and that's when she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I took a leave from the CIA so I could come home to take care of her, and Dave and I rushed our wedding at the farm so she could see it.
SLOTKIN’S MOM: Seeing the love between the two of you is the thing that got me through the terrible months in the hospital.
SLOTKIN: That was one of her last really good days, so when I saw congressman Bishop smiling at the White House after voting to gut protections for pre-existing conditions, something inside me broke. I'm running for Congress and I approve this message because Mr. Bishop, that's dereliction of duty and it's a fireable offense.