If you and your brood are lucky enough to not have to worry about little things like pregnancy being a pre-existing condition, your kids being turned away for their troubles, or how to pay for your birth control, yesterday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act—what’s come to be known as Obamacare—may have little bearing on you. But for many other families, the Supreme Court’s decision to continue health care reform is going to make a world of difference to many American parents. Among the 50 million uninsured Americans now getting access to healthcare, 19 million are reportedly women –10.3 million of which are low-income women. And with quite a few laws acknowledging the needs of parents and kids, Forbes put it best when writing, “women in particular should pop the champagne and celebrate.” Here, 7 Ways the Affordable Care Act Will Enormously Impact Your Family: (Mommyish)
Plus: A comprehensive explanation of the SCOTUS ruling on the ACA and its political ramifications in the upcoming presidential election. (New York Times)
And more MyBrownBaby Fresh Links:
1. Despite his repeated lies to the court, Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman hopes to go free at bond hearing today. (ABC News)
2. Hey There Pretty Lady: How Street Harassment Affected My Body Image and How I Overcame It (Clutch)
3. The Sharp, Sudden Decline of America’s Middle Class: They had good, stable jobs – until the recession hit. Now they’re living out of their cars in parking lots. (Rolling Stone)
4. Whoa! Child birth like you’ve NEVER seen it (HLN)
5. ASPIRE, Magic Johnson’s new cable channel for black families, is live. (Mercury News)
6. Heartbreaking: Heaven Sutton, 7, killed while selling lemonade; latest Chicago victim (BabyCenter)
7. Kanye West Drops $34,000 on Father’s Day Gift for Jay-Z (Atlanta Black Star)
8. Is That Your Baby? Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Growing Up a Child of White Parents (Huffington Post Black)
8. The 3 Best Career Tips From Nora Ephron, including this jewel, spotted in Forbes: “Whatever you choose,” Ephron said in a Wellesley College commencement address, “however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there.”
Plus, Jordin Sparks Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston In This New “Sparkle” Video! Enjoy—and have a happy weekend!
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