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...
“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.”