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Minneapolis woman to join first lady at State of Union


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis woman will join first lady Michelle Obama at Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Abby Schanfield was born with toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease. She has had lifelong medical problems, and says without the Affordable Care Act -- the health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama -- she'd have little chance of buying medical insurance on her own.

Schanfield is a recent University of Minnesota graduate. She says that under the Affordable Care Act, she can stay on her parents' insurance policy until she turns 26. Prior to the new law, Schanfield would have lost coverage on her 21st birthday.

KTTC will have complete coverage of the President's State of the Union tonight 8. You can also stream the event live, right here on kttc.com.

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