'Obamacare kid' Marcelas Owens reacts to reality of Affordable Care Act
MSNBC – Marcelas Owens was 11 years old when he first stepped into the spotlight.
“[My mom] missed so much work that she lost her job. And along with her job, she lost her health care. And losing her health care ended up costing her her life,” he said in 2010 addressing Democratic Senate leadership at a press conference. ”And I wanted to finish her fight for healthcare,” he declared.
Later that month a victorious Marcelas watched on as the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law.
Despite objections from House Republicans, millions of Americans logged on to new health insurance exchange sites for the first time Tuesday to enroll. Marcelas, now 14, joins Tuesday’s All In to discuss the historic first day.
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