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Supreme Court Justice Impact

Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, Maryland, formed a glee club Charles Carroll "Tell' Em" in 2008. In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month Charles Carroll "Tell' Em" created a music video about the life of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. After watching the video, Justice Sotomayor graciously accepted an invitation to visit the school. In April 2010, Justice Sotomayor visited Charles Carroll Middle School. It was an honor to be the first educational institution Justice Sotomayor visited. The lives of several students were impacted, especially our large Hispanic population.

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Every child deserves health care.

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Good health in childhood both reflects and predicts full social and economic participation. Conversely, social divisions by race and income are often associated with health disparities, which inhibit children from achieving their full academic potential. Although many would agree that health is a fundamental right, children subject to exclusion by race and class are less likely to enjoy this right. There are 7.9 million uninsured children in America—that's one in ten. Every 67 seconds, a child is born uninsured. More than 1290 children are born uninsured every day. Even with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years.

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark health reform legislation passed in 2010 that will provide access to coverage for 95 percent of all children in America. Millions of children and young adults are already reaping the benefits of the ACA, which prevents insurance companies from denying coverage for children with pre-existing coverage, rescinding coverage when children get sick and allows young adults to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26. We all can agree, the Supreme Court's ruling allows children of all races, ages, and incomes to have access to effective care, which is an important aspect in the social, emotional, and educational development of all children. Listen to Charles Carroll "Tell' Em' as we celebrate the passing of the (ACA).

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