Last night, at his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced that he is launching a new precision medicine initiative that will help deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.
Before the Affordable Care Act, Derrick had to use the city's health plan, which translated into long wait times for medications he needed to treat his Type 2 Diabetes. But when the Health Insurance Marketplace opened in 2014, he shopped on California's state-based health exchange and realized that he qualified for Medicaid.
The State of the Union is a tradition that's as old as the presidency itself -- but here's something we haven't always been able to do: Ask you, the American people, what you'd like to see come out of it.
Self-employed for 32 years in Portland, Oregon, Katherine and her family had to pay for health care completely out of pocket and could never rely on unemployment during hard times. But the Affordable Care Act came just in time for her and her family.
When Karen opened her own business in 2004, she found that she could not keep her coverage nor qualify for a new plan because of her pre-existing condition. For 10 years, she was forced to manage her chronic illness without health coverage. That all changed when the Health Insurance Marketplace opened in 2014.
In this week’s address, the Vice President wished Americans a Happy New Year, and asked that as we make resolutions to get healthier in 2015, we take the time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
We have made significant advances in getting better care at lower costs by changing the incentives for the way care is given and putting more information in the hands of health care providers and patients.
December 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM ET by Patrick Conway, Julian Harris, Tim Gronniger
From November 15 to December 19, nearly 6.4 million consumers selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) or were automatically re-enrolled, with approximately 30 percent of this total comprised of people newly signing up for Marketplace coverage.
December 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM ET by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Today, Dan Pfeiffer joined the popular blogging platform Medium, posting an op-ed that reflected on 2014 as a year of great progress for President Obama and the progressive agenda -- no matter what the critics have said.
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.
December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET by Jason Furman, Matt Fiedler
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., continuing a tradition dating back more than 60 years to First Lady Bess Truman. First Dogs Bo and Sunny joined Mrs. Obama to help spread holiday cheer to the kids and their families.