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The "Obamacare kid," who became know for speaking out for affordable healthcare after losing a parent due to lack of health insurance has come out as transgender. Marcelas Owens, 17, of Seattle, Washington, became known as the "Obamacare kid" after advocating for the passage of the Affordable Care Act six years ago at a White House ceremony, following the death of her mother. Marcelas, who became active in the fight for the Affordable Care Act as a child, came out to her grandmother at 16 by donning a wig and putting on a dress, according to CNN:. Marcelas put on a black wig, a red-and-white striped skirt and pink lipstick. Then she walked downstairs and stood before her grandmother. Owens didn't bat an eye, Marcelas recalls. Owens thought Marcelas was joking at first.
Listen Listening Sometimes what we do as children traps us in time. The rest of the world will forever equate you with what you did when you were young, even as you grow beyond whatever it was that gave you that label in the first place. This is what happened to year-old Marcelas Owens of Seattle. When Marcelas was 8 years old, his mother, Tiffany Owens, died from pulmonary hypertension. This is when your lungs have high blood pressure.
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Powered by WordPress. Marcelas Owens was 11 years old when he first stepped into the spotlight. And along with her job, she lost her health care. Later that month a victorious Marcelas watched on as the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law.
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