My Obama Moment: ESSENCE Readers Salute the First Family
Joe Hawthorne, 33, Washington, D.C.
“Obama passing the Affordable Care Act was so important to me. My family owns a small...
“Obama passing the Affordable Care Act was so important to me. My family owns a small consulting business and one of the problems we’ve had is that my sister has a preexisting medical condition, so she had to work for a larger corporation in order to get coverage. Now we’ll be able to do more for ourselves because we can get coverage for her through our own independent plan. That’s a big step for us businesswise and personally, because it’s my sister.”