In this week’s address, President Obama discusses the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, which gives millions of Americans the opportunity to have access to affordable and reliable healthcare—many for the first time.
At the Kennedy Forum’s event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, Vice President reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatments, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness, and supporting research to better understand the functioning of the human brain.
October 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM ET by Stefanie Feldman
The health insurance marketplaces are now open for business across the country. This was great news for the 15 percent of Americans – including 10.2 million Latinos – who don’t have health insurance, either because they can’t afford it or because their employer doesn't offer it.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joins with the White House in celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness month and is reminded of the tremendous impact the Affordable Care Act has on the lives of American women.
The White House and the entrance to the Naval Observatory will be lit pink tonight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions of families who have battled the disease, and who feel its impact every day.
Despite problems with HealthCare.gov, there is still massive demand for health insurance, and thousands of people are still signing up for coverage and saving money. Many who couldn't afford insurance before, or had been denied care due to a pre-existing condition, are getting covered for the first time.
Ohio announces it will join the majority of states and move forward with expanding the Ohio Medicaid program, as called for by the Affordable Care Act. As a result, nearly 270,000 previously uninsured Ohio residents are estimated to gain coverage through Medicaid next year.
Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen announces that the Google+ Hangout Series on the Health Insurance Marketplace will continue on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST), with the session to be held in Vietnamese.
October 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM ET by Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen
President Obama says that HealthCare.gov, the website that’s supposed to make it easy to apply for and purchase health insurance is not working the way it should for everybody, and explains what is being done to fix the site.
Over the past two and a half weeks, millions of Americans visited HealthCare.gov to look at their new health care options under the Affordable Care Act. In that time, nearly half a million applications for coverage have been submitted from across the nation.
Yesterday, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces opened for business as part of the Affordable Care Act. During the first 24 hours of open enrollment, there was overwhelming interest, as 4.7 million people visited HealthCare.gov. And by Wednesday afternoon, more than 6.1 people had visited the site.
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius wants moms across the country to understand the new opportunities for their families as we approach the beginning of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
In this week’s address, President Obama says that on October 1st, a big part of the Affordable Care Act will go live and give uninsured Americans the chance to buy the same quality, affordable health care as everyone else. It is also the day when some Republicans in Congress might shut down the government just because they don’t like the law.
The Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - means better coverage for those who already have health insurance, and more options for those who don’t, including a new way to shop for affordable, high-quality coverage.
Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time, new historic consumer protections will stop the worst insurance company abuses, by making it illegal for companies to discriminate on people based on pre-existing health conditions, ending lifetime and annual dollar limits on what an insurance company will cover, and capping out-of pocket spending to protect Americans and their families.
A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services finds that in state after state, affordable health insurance options will be available through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014.
September 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM ET by Jeanne Lambrew
At 23, Maria Gomez was diagnosed with cancer one month before she was scheduled to graduate with a Masters degree in taxation. Uninsured, she feared for the worst, but found hope through the Affordable Care Act's Pre-Existing Insurance Plan.
On October 1, 2013, open enrollment begins in the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new, simpler way to purchase health insurance. On January 1, 2014, coverage begins for those who signed up by December 15, 2013.
President Obama joins former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting for a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America, and access to health care around the globe.
Valerie Jarrett discusses her meeting with members of the Small Business Majority Network Council at the White House to discuss the President’s plans to grow the economy, support small businesses, and back the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great.
New data out yesterday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and discussed in a piece in Health Affairs show that economy-wide health spending continues to grow at a historically slow rate.
The Census Bureau released estimates of the number of Americans who lacked health insurance in 2012, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimated that nearly 6 out of 10 uninsured Americans could be able to access low-cost, high value health insurance for under $100 per person per month starting in 2014.
September 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM ET by Chris Jennings
Throughout the Administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans.