Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama

30
Aug
16

‘Thank You For Being Such An Inspiration’

29
Aug
16

#ThanksObama: $2.6 Trillion Saved On Healthcare

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Carolyn Y. Johnson: U.S. Will Spend $2.6 Trillion Less On Health Care Than Expected Before Obamacare, Study Projects

A new study predicts that the federal forecast of national health care spending under President Obama’s signature health law was a big overestimate — by $2.6 trillion over a five-year period. Looking forward, the study’s authors also point to recent evidence that a 2014 uptick in health spending that had seemed to signal a return to higher growth may have been temporary. If slower growth persists, they argue that it will become harder to argue that it is just the economy and not the cost containment policies enabled by the Affordable Care Act that are tempering spending. Hempstead said it’s becoming increasingly plausible that the federal policies included in the Affordable Care Act —

and its ripple effects as programs implemented within Medicare influence the private market — are having a tempering effect. Hempstead thinks that some of the policies that came with health reform have contributed. For example, she pointed to a policy that was intended to cut hospital readmissions by introducing financial penalties for hospitals with excessive readmissions. Being readmitted to the hospital isn’t good for patients or for payers — a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that 3.3 million adult hospital readmissions racked up $41.3 billion in hospital costs in 2011. Hospital readmission rates fell after the Affordable Care Act was implemented, both for conditions targeted by policy and those that weren’t.

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27
Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

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President Barack Obama returns to the White House after visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

26
Aug
16

Environmentalist-In-Chief

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26
Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

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Pete Souza: President Obama watches a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this year. #nps100

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:30AM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

3:10PM: President Obama visits with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

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25
Aug
16

Kids ❤️ President Barack Obama!

24
Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

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CNN: President Barack Obama hugs a young boy as he tours a flood-affected neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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ABC News: President Barack Obama talks with a young boy while touring Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 23, 2016

23
Aug
16

The President’s Day In Baton Rouge

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President Barack Obama chats with 6 year old Jacolson Kelley as he toured a flood affected area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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President Barack Obama and Governor John Bel Edwards tour Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge

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President Barack Obama records a birthday greeting for the daughter of a flood-affected homeowner

23
Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat while waiting for their daughters Malia and Sasha to board Marine One at Martha's Vineyard airport in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on August 21, 2016 as they depart for Washington after a two-week holiday on the island. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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All Times Eastern

10:05AM: President Obama departs the White House

12:50PM: President Obama arrives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1:15PM: President Obama tours a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish that was affected by flooding

1:55PM: President Obama delivers a statement to the press

4PM: President Obama departs Baton Rouge, Louisiana

6:35PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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21
Aug
16

Welcome Home, First Family!

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The First Family boards Marine One in Edgartown, Massachusetts

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