“We’re here to enroll as many people as possible before the March 31 deadline,” De’Von explains. “It’s about people, not politics.”
De’Von’s mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 6 years old. Her diagnosis and treatment regimen exposed him to the intricacies of the health care system at a tender age, and fueled his interest in health care accessibility and affordability. De’Von will start Morehouse College in the fall with plans to major in biology and neuroscience, a great premed palette for his aspirations to become a neurosurgeon.
“I want to make sure that those who are insured are uninsured by choice, and not because of a lack of knowledge.”
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features expert advice for TV and film’s most complex characters. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.