LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of people gathered outside a private dinner Tuesday night at the University of Kentucky to protest against Congressman Andy Barr.

Barr is one of 217 GOP lawmakers who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

Protesters like cancer survivor Karen Hudson say they're worried the American Health Care Act won't protect those with pre-existing conditions. 

"Once I survived, I was forced to stay with my current employer," Hudson said. "I couldn't leave my current employer's group of health insurance and get insurance on my own. I wanted to start my own business but I couldn't. I was declared uninsurable although I had never been without healthcare in my life."

Barr says the repeal is an important step to making healthcare more affordable while protecting those with pre-existing conditions. 

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