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Published On: Thu, Dec 19th, 2013

Michelle Obama recounts Sasha contracting meningitis while promoting Obamacare in radio interview

On this morning’s airing of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show”, host Yolanda Adams had an exclusive interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia all attended the service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from the White House. Known as “The Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s boasts having hosted every president for services since 1816 and has a dedicated pew for the commander in chief. photo official White House Pete Souza

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia all attended the service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from the White House. Known as “The Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s boasts having hosted every president for services since 1816 and has a dedicated pew for the commander in chief. photo official White House Pete Souza

In a discussion of The Affordable Care Act, in which Adams uses the adjective “wonderful” to describe it, Mrs. Obama says she “comes at this issue with a very personal perspective”.

The First Lady describes her daughter, Sasha’s battle with meningitis when she was four months old. Obama says, “We were able to deal with it quickly because we had health insurance.”

Mrs. Obama goes on to say, “At that point in time, thats when it became real to me and Barack about how life just throws you these curveballs, and theres nothing like the piece of mind that comes with having insurance.”

She recounts when her and her husband sat in the emergency room asking the following questions–What would we do?, What would we have done if we didn’t have this wonderful insurance? How would we pay for Sasha’s antibiotics?

Mrs. Obama went on to sell “Obamacare” on the radio program telling young people to take care of this the way you take care of your car.

Listen to the entire interview here

 

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  1. MUSAorg says:

    Our hearts and support go out to those affected by the terrible effects of meningitis. The Meningitis Foundation of America offers extensive information regarding diagnosis, immunization, recovery and the after effects of meningitis. MFA survives primarily by donations. For the past 16 years, we have assisted people through support groups, resources and advocacy in efforts to help those affected with meningitis overcome and those around them understand the journey ahead. We promote prevention and safety measure in at risk communities and help explain the short term, long term effects and recovery treatments of meningitis to the media and public at large. Meningitis is a dangerous & often times fatal infection that can lead to serious life-long physical problems and even death. We are here to provide emotional support to those who need it; please feel free to reach out to us at http://www.musa.org and [email protected]
    Daisi Pollard Sepúlveda-Low
    National President
    Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.
    World Meningitis Day 24 April

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