PUBLISHED MAR 26, 2019

Skimm This: The Affordable Care Act, Jussie Smollett, and NASA


It’s March 26th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The Trump administration has been iffy about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Last night, the DOJ made up their mind and asked a court to throw the ACA out. Spoiler alert: this will be a 2020 campaign issue. And it could affect you. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

  • “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s case just took a turn. Again. Prosecutors in Chicago decided to drop all charges against him. He’s accused of staging a hate crime against himself in January. We’ll break down the latest twist. Reminds us of a certain TV show...

  • The founder and staff of a Vatican women’s magazine decided to step down today. They say they got pressure from members of the clergy after uncovering (more) problems with sex abuse in the church.

  • NASA has canceled what was supposed to be a giant leap for womankind. Because of space suits. Turns out, size matters when you’re suiting up for zero gravity.

theSkimm: The Trump Administration wants to take down the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Spoiler: this won’t be the last time you’ll hear about healthcare. Because 2020. Changes to the law could affect you. We’ll tell you about it. Meanwhile, in Chicago, it’s Jussie Smollett’s lucky day. Prosecutors dropped all charges made against him for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself and cleared his record. Also on today’s episode: an all-female editorial staff at the Vatican says ‘we quit’, and NASA reminds everyone that size matters. Even in space.

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