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

  • Watch President Obama’s Interview with WebMD Readers

    President Obama Participates in an Affordable Care Act interview with WebMD

    President Barack Obama participates in an Affordable Care Act interview with Lisa Zamosky for WebMD in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

    This week, President Obama sat down for an interview with WebMD to answer questions from consumers and discuss the importance of signing up for health insurance by March 31. In the days leading up to the interview, WebMD readers – from young adults to seniors representing all 50 states – submitted thousands of questions for the President. Now, you can watch the full Q&A.

    “My most important recommendation is for people to go to the website healthcare.gov and look for themselves at what plans are being provided,” said the President. During the conversation with the site’s health care reform expert Liza Zamosky, the President discussed health care costs, access to care, Medicaid expansion, and more.

    Watch the full video of the interview at WebMD.com/AskObama and below, or jump to the question that you're most interested in below.

  • West Wing Week 03/14/14 or "What's Up, Captain America?"

    This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while the President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument. 

  • #GeeksGetCovered

    America is full of geeks—and that’s a really good thing. Geeks are a critical driver of America’s innovation ecosystem, from the entrepreneurs launching startups in Silicon Valley to the scientists experimenting in university research labs to the whiz kids building gadgets in their parents’ garages. 

    The Obama Administration cares deeply about innovation, and about helping to make sure that geeks across the country, those coming up with new discoveries and exciting inventions—and creating jobs along the way—have the freedom and security to keep innovating. 

    That’s why today we are launching #GeeksGetCovered, an effort focused on raising awareness, sharing stories, and encouraging healthcare enrollment among geeks, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 

  • Watch President Obama on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis"

    President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis for "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis"

    President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis for "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Obama sat down between two ferns to talk health care, Bradley Cooper, and basketball with Zach Galifianakis. Watch it here now -- all your friends have probably seen it already, don't be "that guy" who hasn't.

  • Twenty Reasons to Get Covered, Twenty Days Left to Enroll


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    As of today, there are just 20 days left to enroll in health care coverage at healthcare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31.

    If you don't already have health insurance, head over to healthcare.gov to get covered now. You can compare your options based on price, benefits, quality and other features, and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and your budget.

    WIth just one application, you can also find out whether you qualify for tax credits to help pay for insurance or other free or low-cost coverage options. 

  • 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