11 Year Old Marcelas Owens Supports Health Care ReformMarch 17th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Mar 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marcelas Owens, an 11 year old Seattle boy grabbed the attention of the entire nation and became the subject of headlines recently, after he appeared in a press conference with senior Democrats and urged leaders to pass the health insurance reform.
The young health-care activist captivated the attention of the entire nation after he addressed a room packed with reporters and called for health care reform by divulging the tale of his deceased mother who passed away in 2007. During the press conference, Marcelas Owens revealed that his mother had been suffering from pulmonary hypertension since the year 2006. Owing to her condition, she had to miss work regularly due to which ultimately she lost her job. The young boy further added that as his mother had lost her job, her health care was also terminated which consequently resulted in her death. At the same time, the 11 year old also emphasized that he did not want anybody else to go through the pain that he and his family had to endure and so appealed to President Barack Obama and Congress leaders, to collaborate with each other to ensure that the health care bill gets passed.
Meanwhile, Senator Patty Murray and many others have pointed out that Marcelas Owens’ story highlights the need for the health insurance reform. However, the young boy’s call for the health insurance reform has reportedly not gone down too well with the Republican leaders. After playing a clip of Marcelas Owens story in his radio show, Rush Limbaugh supposedly added that it was extremely exploitative that the boy was compelled to tell his story for the benefit of the Democrats.
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