Why We Passed the Affordable Care Act in the First Place
Monday, November 04, 2013
Earlier this week, President
Obama joined Governor Deval Patrick in Boston to talk about why we passed the Affordable Care Act in the first place.
The President believes that everyone should have access to quality, affordable
health care, and no one should ever go broke just because they get sick.
On Wednesday, Vice President
Biden and actress Mariska Hargitay, visited the National Domestic Violence
Hotline Center in Austin, Texas in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Please read below for more information and a powerful video from the Vice President’s trip.
And on Thursday, speaking to
1,000 business leader from nearly 60 countries at the Select USA Investment Summit, President Obama
reminded us that "There’s no substitute for those three proud words: ‘Made in
America.’” Read more about the President’s work to bring jobs to the United
States through increased business investment here.
And in case you missed it, Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosalita joined First Lady
Michelle Obama to promote fresh food choices for kids here at the
White House. Be sure to read below for more on their great visit.
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Why We Passed the Affordable Care Act in the
Earlier this week, President Obama spoke at Faneuil Hall in
The state's progressive vision of
universal coverage and the conservative idea of market competition are what
formed the blueprint for Obamacare: that everyone should have access to
quality, affordable health care, and no one should ever go broke just because
they get sick.
And we're seeing the benefits of
reform extended nationally: According to a new report this week, nearly half of
single, uninsured Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can get coverage for
$50 or less, often lower than the cost of their cable bill. That comes on top
of the new benefits -- including free preventive services like mammograms, and
a prohibition against denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Read the full post from Senior
Advisor David Simas here and the President’s full remarks here.
President Barack Obama
delivers remarks regarding the Affordable Care Act, at Faneuil Hall in Boston,
Mass., Oct. 30, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Vice President Biden Visits the National
Domestic Violence Hotline
On Wednesday, Vice President
Biden visited the National Domestic Violence Hotline to commemorate Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
Vice President Biden created the
National Domestic Violence Hotline in the Violence Against Women Act in 1994
(VAWA) and has long championed the cause of ending domestic violence. The Vice
President was accompanied by actress Mariska Hargitay, a key advocate working
against abuse. Together Vice President Biden and Mariska toured the Hotline,
met with frontline advocates, and observed these life-saving services in
You can read more and watch a
powerful video from the Vice President’s visit here.
Vice President Joe Biden
and Mariska Hargitay watch as an advocate demonstrates the new web chat
feature, at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, in Austin, Texas, Oct. 30,
2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Elmo and Rosita Join First Lady Michelle Obama
to Promote Fresh Food Choices for Kids
First Lady Michelle Obama was
joined by Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita to announce that Sesame Workshop and
the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) joined the Partnership for a Healthier
America (PHA) in a two-year agreement to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable
consumption to kids, making those healthy choices a little easier for busy
parents and families to make.
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