Weekly Wrap Up: A Moment of Silence for Boston, and More
April 18, 2014
06:01 PM EDT
This week, the President observed a moment of silence and announced that 8 million Americans have now signed up for private health insurance through the Marketplace; the Vice President joined the President to cheer on the Soldier Ride, and signed up for Instagram and took his first selfie; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
On Tuesday, the President, along with some of his senior advisers, observed a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, the President, Vice President, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs greeted the servicemen and women participating in the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride.
Before cheering on the Warriors, who will travel 58 miles from Washington, D.C. to Friendship, MD over four days, the President told the group and the crowd filled with members of the military and their families, "you inspire me with your courage, your resolve, your resilience, your tenacity, your optimism. It makes me proud to be your Commander-in-Chief.”
President Obama dropped by the White House Briefing Room yesterday to make a big announcement about the Affordable Care Act.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2014
8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance through the Marketplace. Yup, 8,000,000. And the ACA has helped millions more get covered: 3 million young adults gained coverage by being able to stay on their parents' plans, 3 million more people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, and 5 million people enrolled in plans outside the Marketplace. All in all, that's more than 19 million people getting covered -- not too shabby.
Instagram just got better. The Office of the Vice President has joined the social network, and the VP's already showing off his Insta-game.
Just a couple of pals in a selife. No big — who are we kidding: it's a B.F.D.
Jewish people across the globe celebrated Passover this week, and President Obama joined them. The President and First Lady hosted the annual White House Seder in the Old Family Dining Room on Tuesday night for family, staff, and friends.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 16, 2014
We can't confirm or deny, but there's a rumor going around that Sunny found the afikomen.
As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch the latest episode of West Wing Week below: