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Health Care Blog
Learn more about President Obama's health reform agenda.
An American Life, With or Without the Affordable Care Act
See how the Affordable Care Act helps people like you -- and what's at stake with the Republican proposal to repeal it.
January 6, 2017 at 3:18 PM ET by Jeanne Lambrew
Supporting Clinicians Participating in the Medicare Quality Payment Program
By focusing on collaboration across government and the health care community, the Medicare Quality Payment Program is supporting clinicians in new and well received ways.
November 17, 2016 at 10:53 AM ET by Mina Hsiang, Erin Richardson
A Quick Reminder from President Obama: Get Covered
President Obama explains how most people who get coverage on HealthCare.gov can find a plan for less than $75 a month.
November 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM ET by
Join a Conversation with the President on the Affordable Care Act
Ahead of the open enrollment period, join a call with President Obama and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
October 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM ET by
What Natoma's Letter Means to President Obama
Ahead of President Obama's speech on health care in Miami, read these letters from Americans whose lives were improved thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
October 20, 2016 at 9:39 AM ET by Jeanne Lambrew
Engaging Campuses to Help Americans #GetCovered
At our first-ever Affordable Care Act Millennial Outreach and Enrollment Summit, we are excited to launch the White House Healthy Campus Challenge.
September 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM ET by
Updated Health Care Spending Projections Show Continued Slow Growth in Health Costs
Updated projections of national health expenditures suggest that growth in per-enrollee health care spending remained low in 2015.
July 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
Email from Alonzo Mourning: How organ donation saved my life
Former NBA Champion Alonzo Mourning discusses how organ donation saved his life and how we can all help those in need.
June 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
Saving Lives and Giving Hope by Reducing the Organ Waiting List
Learn about key actions the Administration is taking to help more Americans get off of the organ waiting list and into the operating room for a life-saving transplant.
June 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
, Robbie Barbero
Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America
President Obama reflects on the 35 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in 1981, including major accomplishments of his Administration.
June 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM ET by
Getting to 20 Million: White House Champions of Change
The White House honored ten White House Champions of Change for the Affordable Care Act.
April 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM ET by
President Obama: "Congratulations, Milwaukee!"
President Obama visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin to congratulate the city for signing up a large percentage of Americans for health care in the Healthy Communities Challenge.
March 3, 2016 at 9:49 AM ET by Melanie Garunay
Brent's Letter to the President: "You Saved My Life"
Brent Brown never voted for President Obama. But in June, he wrote to the President thanking him for saving his life.
March 3, 2016 at 9:32 AM ET by Melanie Garunay
Nominate a White House Champion of Change for the Affordable Care Act
We’re looking for outstanding individuals who are creating change and getting people health coverage in their communities.
February 4, 2016 at 3:32 PM ET by
Steven's Health Care Story: "I Still Intend on Living A Whole Lot More"
Thanks to health care reform, Steven's cancer diagnosis at age 25 won't be considered a pre-existing condition for the rest of his life.
January 21, 2016 at 1:53 PM ET by Steven Avila
With Two Weeks Left of Open Enrollment, Here's How Healthy Communities Are Paving the Way
With two weeks left in this Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, the White House has announced the updated rankings of its Healthy Communities Challenge.
January 15, 2016 at 3:44 PM ET by
More than Halfway There: New Opportunities to Expand Medicaid and Level the Playing Field
With Louisiana’s decision, over half of the uninsured Americans who could gain coverage from expanding Medicaid will be able to do so.
January 14, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by
Giving and Getting the Gift of Health Care
This holiday season, Douglas Brooks shares his gratitude for quality health care, living with HIV over the last 25 years.
December 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET by
Douglas M. Brooks
Open Data and Innovation for Suicide Prevention: #MentalHealthHackathon
The Obama Administration is working with organizations across the United States to promote mental health and prevent suicide.
December 9, 2015 at 9:48 AM ET by DJ Patil and Kristen Honey
Working Together to Help Americans #GetCovered
Here's how a creative use of new technologies can help empower citizens with knowledge and opportunities to help address today’s public policy challenges together.
December 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM ET by
Announcing Office Hours with President Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
President Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is answering your social media questions as part of a new series of Office Hours.
November 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET by
Relief for People with Medicare
Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett on how low Medicare premiums are part of President Obama's plan to keep Medicare strong for years to come.
November 10, 2015 at 5:21 PM ET by
Building Trust and Protecting Privacy: Progress on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
Today, the White House is releasing the Privacy and Trust Principles for the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
November 9, 2015 at 3:51 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and DJ Patil
Weekly Address: If You Haven't Gotten Covered, Now's Your Chance
In his weekly address, the President encourages Americans across the country to get covered -- or help those they know and love get covered.
November 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET by
It's that time. Are you covered?
The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open for business. This means something for all of us.
November 2, 2015 at 9:58 AM ET by Amanda Stone
Save the Date: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat!
On October 15, the Domestic Policy Council will host a Twitterchat for #NLAAD, and release a Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
October 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM ET by
Douglas M. Brooks
Increasing the Use of Data Science in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Robbie Barbero and Noemie Levy
October 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM ET by Robbie Barbero and Noemie Levy
Celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of Blue Button & Open Health Data
The Federal government has come a long way in open health data since the launch of the Blue Button five years ago.
October 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM ET by DJ Patil and Maya Uppaluru
My Letter to the President:
Natoma Canfield, a cancer survivor from Ohio, shares what happened after she wrote the President and encouraged him to "stay focused" in his health care reform efforts.
August 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM ET by Natoma Canfield
West Wing Week: 08/14/15 or, "That's Why We Do What We Do"
We sat down with senior administration officials to take a look back at some of the history-making moments of recent months that illuminated the fabric of America.
August 14, 2015 at 2:02 PM ET by
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