Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 8 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage.

Saving $2,300 a year on her premium alone. Deductible dropping from $7,500 to $3,000 a year. Signed up at Healthcare.gov.

From whitehouse.gov
Lucy, Sealy, TX

Health Care Blog

  • Still Need Health Insurance? Join a Live Chat with Valerie Jarrett & Cosmo for Latinas

    On Wednesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. ET, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett will join the editors of Cosmopolitan & Cosmo for Latinas for a live chat on Google+ to discuss everything you need to know about the Affordable Care Act and how you can get insured before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. 

    As one of the most disproportionately uninsured populations, Latinos are a key group to educate about the health care law.  One in four uninsured individuals who are eligible for the Marketplace nationwide are Latino and eight in 10 uninsured Latinos could get a break on costs in the Health Insurance Marketplace

    Cosmo for Latinas Editor-in-Chief Michelle Herrera Mulligan and Cosmopolitan Deputy Editor Sara Austin will be asking YOUR questions submitted on Google+ and Twitter using the hashtag #WHCosmoChat.

    Here are the details:

    Can't wait to get covered? Visit Healthcare.gov now, the open enrollment period ends on March 31st. To help spread the word, visit WH.gov/GetCovered.

    For more updates on the Affordable Care Act and other issues impacting the Latino community follow @LaCasaBlanca on Twitter or visit the La Casa Blanca Facebook page

  • Ask President Obama Your Health Care Questions on WebMD

    Next week, President Obama will sit down for his first-ever interview with WebMD, the leading source of health information for consumers and health care professionals, to discuss the importance of signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. During a conversation with the site's health care reform expert Lisa Zamosky, the President will answer questions about health care and the ACA directly from WebMD users in an interview that will air on March 14.

    What’s your question for President Obama? Ask now at WebMD.com/AskObama

    The President's interview with WebMD continues efforts by the administration to encourage as many Americans as possible to sign up for health insurance for 2014 by the end of open enrollment on March 31.

    And it's just one of many innovative and targeted strategies used by the White House to speak with Americans directly -- especially women, young adults and the uninsured -- about quality, affordable health care options available. As the leading source for health information, WebMD has enormous reach. According to WebMD, the site's more than 156 million unique visitors per month is made up of 60 percent women, 33 percent of its audience is ages 18-34 and 38 percent of those younger users are uninsured. 

    So, go ahead and submit your questions now – then tune in on March 14 to watch the full interview and find out if the President answered your question.

  • YouTube Stars Talk Health Care (and Make History) at the White House

    This year, the President is committed to using the power of his phone and pen to create opportunity for all Americans. One ways he’s doing that is through raising awareness about policies and priorities through non-traditional platforms, like YouTube.

    Last week, senior administration officials sat down with some of the most popular content creators on YouTube to talk about the issues that they care the most about, including access to quality, affordable health care. This group of influencers has developed innovative ways to engage with tens of millions of young people in a way that few other media platforms can accomplish. To learn from the YouTube community, we're starting a dialogue with these leaders to continue the conversation about issues that are important for their audiences including anti-bullying, education, economic opportunity, and health care.

  • Watch Live: President Obama's Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

    Ed. note: This event has now concluded

    Today, President Obama will take part in a town hall at the Newseum in Washington, DC to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how the law benefits the Latino community. The town hall is hosted by Univision, Telemundo, impreMedia and the California Endowment.

    The town hall, which will be televised and livestreamed in both English and Spanish, will provide an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    You can join the conversation and submit questions on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #TuSaludyObama and #Asegurate.

  • A Day in the Life: The First Lady Talks Healthy Families in Miami

    We never know what curveballs life is going to throw at us. But we do know that those curveballs come. That’s why it’s so important that everyone – including healthy young adults – sign up for health insurance and get our friends and family to sign up too. Today, I'm traveling to Miami to meet with folks doing extraordinary work on the ground to get more people health coverage — and I'm taking over the @MichelleObama Instagram account to share it all with you.

    I hope you'll follow along and help me get the word out.

    Hi everyone, it's Michelle! I'm taking over the Instagram account today during my trip to Miami to talk about the health of our country's families, and why it's so important for everyone to #GetCovered. I hope you follow along. -mo

  • President Obama to Participate in a Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

    Ed. note: Tune in right here at WhiteHouse.gov/LatinoTownHall on Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 am ET to watch the town hall live.

    This Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 am ET, President Obama will participate in a historic town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The town hall “Tu Salud y La Nueva Ley: Conversación con el Presidente” (Your Health and the New Law: A Conversation with the President) will be an opportunity for you to ask the President questions about the Affordable Care Act. You can join the conversation and submit questions on social media using the hashtag #TuSaludyObama (Your Health and Obama) and #Asegurate.

    The town hall will be hosted by the Asegúrate campaign, also known as “Get Covered”, a partnership between the California Endowment; Covered California, and the largest Spanish-language media outlets in the U.S., including Univision, Telemundo, and La Opinion-impreMedia. The town hall with President Obama which will be televised, livestreamed and broadcast over radio, digital and social platforms in Spanish, will provide an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace.