For the next White House Social event, the White House will host a Youth Summit, offering young people from around the country an opportunity to discuss the Affordable Care Act and other issues with senior White House officials.
A small percentage of consumers have been getting confusing letters from their health insurance company in the mail. New letters with clear information about how to keep an existing plan, new protections under the health care law and options available in the health insurance marketplace are likely to come soon.
Recent data show that health care spending and prices are growing at their slowest rates in decades; it appears that something has changed for the better. The available evidence suggests that the ACA is contributing to these trends, and, moreover, is helping to improve quality of care for patients. Today the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a new report analyzing recent trends in health costs, the forces driving those trends, and their likely economic benefits.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans all over the country are enrolling in affordable health coverage. Many were unable to get insurance before and many others are signing up for new plans that offer better coverage than what they had before, often at lower costs.
Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and Hep B United on Thursday, December 19th, from 2:30-4:00 PM EDT for a webinar on Hepatitis B and Reducing Perinatal Transmission
On November 6, 2013, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held a Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese to discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace, a whole new way to shop for affordable, quality health coverage.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new $150 million investment under the Affordable Care Act to help health centers provide more individuals and families across the country with access to quality health care services.
November 12, 2013 at 9:50 AM ET by Maria Pastrana Lujan
Weekly Wrap Up: Remarks on the Economy, Affordable Health Care for Texans, Business Leaders and Immigration Reform, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, White House Tours Resume, Celebrating Diwali, and "Careers in Film Symposium."
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Reception, joined by survivors, caregivers, families, doctors, researchers, and advocates who have all been touched by breast cancer.
The Obama administration announces new grants provided to communities under the Affordable Care Act that will help community health centers provide access to primary care services for nearly 1.25 million new patients.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states can choose whether or not to expand Medicaid to cover more of its citizens. If Texas chose to expand, it would cover more than one million of citizens, and save the state's taxpayers $1.7 billion over the next decade in unpaid hospital bills.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, Adele's daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy, can never be denied coverage for her condition and will no longer be worried with the lifetime maximums that health insurers used to place on health benefits.
Massachusetts’s healthcare law, passed in 2006, served as a model for the Affordable Care Act, and the state’s experience during its first year of enrollment offers important lessons for what we can expect over the first six months for the ACA.
When we travel to cities and communities large and small, we see first-hand the direct link between a healthy environment and healthy lives, especially for our country’s children. But as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s worth remembering that too many of our children, especially in minority communities, live in unhealthy environments that lead to unhealthy lives.
October 31, 2013 at 12:56 PM ET by Gina McCarthy and Dr. Elena Rios
Before the health insurance marketplace opened in her state, Karmel Allison had never before been able to shop for health insurance without fear of being rejected because of her medical history. Read about her experience in her own words.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders invites you to join our Google Hangout and chat about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Vietnamese on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET.
October 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM ET by Maria Pastrana Lujan
Edna Christine Baillif, a student at Texas State University, discusses how the Affordable Care Act ensures that Latina women like herself will have access to the quality health care they deserve at a price they can afford.
October 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM ET by Edna Christine Baillif