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2014 Has Seen Largest Coverage Gains in Four Decades, Putting the Uninsured Rate at or Near Historic LowsPosted byon December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST
2014 has seen dramatic reductions in the share of Americans without health insurance, reductions that correspond to an estimated 10 million people gaining coverage since before the start of open enrollment.
Posted byon December 15, 2014 at 6:28 PM EST
Today, Acting Director Michael Botticelli joins Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse along with Dr. Lloyd Johnston and Dr. Richard Miech of the University of Michigan to announce the results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted earlier this year by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students. There is good news in the data announced today, which reflect declines in youth drug and alcohol use across the board.
Posted byon December 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM EST
Posted byon December 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM EST
The White House announces the 3D Printed Ornament Challenge in partnership with the Smithsonian. Twenty innovative designs were chosen as finalists and 5 of these designs were selected for display in the White House.
Posted byon November 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM EST
Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.
Posted byon November 10, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST
Today, President Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM EST
Paul Saginaw, co-founding partner of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, makes the case for raising the federal minimum wage.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM EST
Since the President called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 13 states and the District of Columbia raised the minimum wage for working Americans. Cities and counties throughout the country have also made tremendous progress in using their authorities to make sure workers, contractors, and residents can better clothe, feed, and shelter their families.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST
The President's Better Buildings Challenge expands to take on data centers, which consumed about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use.