An emotional Debbie Wasserman Schultz recounted the story of how she overcame breast cancer to illustrate how Obamacare's provisions banning insurance discrimination for pre-existing conditions will affect her.
"In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2008, right before the convention, I had one of seven surgeries that year," she said. "I was fortunate. I had good insurance and great doctors. Today, I stand before you as a survivor! But like every breast cancer survivor, I now have a pre-existing condition."
Choking up, she continued:
I know what it's like to sit in that waiting room wondering how many more anniversaries you'll get with your husband or how many more birthdays you'll celebrate with your kids. I don't care how strong a woman you are, that moment is terrifying. And in America, no one should have to go through it without health insurance. No family should go broke just because a mom gets sick. So when President Obama passed health care reform, it was personal! And when Governor Romney says he would repeal Obamacare and put insurance companies back in charge of a woman's health, that's personal too.