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Leader of Families USA, pivotal in passing Affordable Care Act, will step down
Washington Post

During a trip to Mississippi in the 1960s to work on civil rights issues, Ron Pollack visited a sharecropper’s shack in rural Sunflower County.

There was not a scrap of food in sight. A young boy lay on a blanket, his stomach distended from malnutrition and his skin covered with flies. “He had no energy even to swat them away,” Pollack recalled. “I thought, ‘How could this be happening in the United States?’ ”