I called my mom after news broke that the Supreme Court had upheld Affordable Care Act subsidies.
“Did you hear the news about Obamacare?” I asked.
I could sense the panic in her voice. “No,” she replied in Spanish. “¿Que paso? What happened?”
“Don’t worry,” I reassured her in Spanish. “You’re OK. The court said it was OK.” Perhaps an oversimplified response, but it was exactly what she needed to hear at the moment.
“Thank God,” she replied in relief. “Thank God.”