Monday, October 28, 2013

President Obama talks health care enrollment

President talks health care enrollment
Barack Obama at Las Vegas Presidential Forum
(photo credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund)
Washington D.C. - President Obama addressed concerns over the health care website that have surfaced in recent weeks and discussed alternative methods of enrolling if people run into problems online. The president assured Americans that problems with the website will be fixed and pushed back against Republicans who have attempted to use the website as a means to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Adding perspective, the president noted that the purpose behind health care reform is not limited to a website.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Whitehouse, faith-based and community leaders discuss HIV/AIDS

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

New report, "Generation Alzheimer's," studies impact on baby boomer generation

A new report released by the Alzheimer's Association studies the impact of Alzheimer's Disease as another generation reaches its senior years.

The report, "Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers," highlights the fact that the first wave of baby boomers is now reaching the age of 65. As a new generation of Americans gets older, the Alzheimer's Association is stressing the need for an increased sense of urgency, spreading the word about the disease, and encouraging elected officials to increase funding for medical research.

The following is a brief discussion about the report.

via The Alzheimer's Association:
This year, the first wave of baby boomers are turning 65 – and with increased age comes increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Our new report, "Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers," sheds light on a crisis that is no longer emerging – but here.

Many baby boomers will spend their retirement years either with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who has it.

An estimated 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's.

Starting this year, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65. As these baby boomers age, one of out of eight of them will develop Alzheimer’s – a devastating, costly, heartbreaking disease. Increasingly for these baby boomers, it will no longer be their grandparents and parents who have Alzheimer’s – it will be them.

"Alzheimer’s is a tragic epidemic that has no survivors. Not a single one," said Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association. "It is as much a thief as a killer. Alzheimer’s will darken the long-awaited retirement years of the one out of eight baby boomers who will develop it. Those who will care for these loved ones will witness, day by day, the progressive and relentless realities of this fatal disease. But we can still change that if we act now."

You can get more information and learn more about this study by visiting the Alzheimer's Association.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

White House details what scrapping Health Reform means for you.

So what would successful repeal of Health Reform look like? As House Republicans vote to repeal the law, the White House has launched a video outlining what it says repeal will cost the average family. Their verdict? Higher premiums.

Health Care Rally for a Public Option in front of  Senator Bill Nelson´s Officephoto © 2009 Jorge Elías | more info (via: Wylio)
Assistant to the President, Stephanie Cutter, discusses the cost savings that would be lost if Health Reform, otherwise known as the "Affordable Care Act," were repealed. White House numbers state that a family of four would pay more than $11,000 per year in premiums by 2014 if the law is undone.

The White House also claims that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs per year, equaling an estimated loss of 2.5 million to 4 million jobs in total.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nelson is in. . .Dems get 60 for cloture

Senate and House reach agreement on the Economic Stimulus Package in Washington

The Democrats crossed a major hurdle today as Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) agreed to vote for cloture and the health care reform bill.

Details are gradually coming forwards as to the give and take of negotiations between Nelson and Democratic leadership. And, despite today's progress, Senator Nelson certainly gave himself an escape clause to vote against the bill in the future should things change. However, Senator Nelson's vote takes the country one step forward to reform.

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Weekly Presidential Address (12/19/09)

U.S. President Obama speaks after meeting with Senate Democratic Caucus in Washington

President Obama calls for "Up or Down" vote on health care insurance reform

Facing opposition from the political right and the left, President Obama pushed back, decrying parliamentary stall tactics and reminding the American people that the current bill promises to enact principles Democrats fought for a decade ago.

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