Michelle Obama: Obamacare could treat 'curling iron' burn

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During an interview with The Black Eagle‘s Joe Madison, Michelle Obama discussed some reasons why black people need healthcare.

Madison brought up the likelihood of athletic injuries as one reason to sign up, and the first lady added, “you could burn yourself badly on a curling iron.”

“If you think about the fact that young people are living lives,” she said. “They live more exciting lives than we do, the people who make sure we have insurance, us 50-year-olds.”

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Since October 1 roughly 1.2 million Americans have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.

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