Posts Tagged ‘obamacare

25
Jul
16

President Obama Gives A Progress Report On ObamaCare

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Barack Obama, JD: United States Health Care Reform. Progress To Date And Next Steps

Importance The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The law implemented comprehensive reforms designed to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care. Objectives To review the factors influencing the decision to pursue health reform, summarize evidence on the effects of the law to date, recommend actions that could improve the health care system, and identify general lessons for public policy from the Affordable Care Act. Evidence Analysis of publicly available data, data obtained from government agencies, and published research findings. The period examined extends from 1963 to early 2016. Findings The Affordable Care Act has made significant progress toward solving long-standing challenges facing the US health care system related to access, affordability, and quality of care. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, the uninsured rate has declined by 43%, from 16.0% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015, primarily because of the law’s reforms. Research has documented accompanying improvements in access to care (for example, an estimated reduction in the share of nonelderly adults unable to afford care of 5.5 percentage points), financial security (for example, an estimated reduction in debts sent to collection of $600-$1000 per person gaining Medicaid coverage),

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and health (for example, an estimated reduction in the share of nonelderly adults reporting fair or poor health of 3.4 percentage points). The law has also begun the process of transforming health care payment systems, with an estimated 30% of traditional Medicare payments now flowing through alternative payment models like bundled payments or accountable care organizations. These and related reforms have contributed to a sustained period of slow growth in per-enrollee health care spending and improvements in health care quality. Despite this progress, major opportunities to improve the health care system remain. Conclusions and Relevance Policy makers should build on progress made by the Affordable Care Act by continuing to implement the Health Insurance Marketplaces and delivery system reform, increasing federal financial assistance for Marketplace enrollees, introducing a public plan option in areas lacking individual market competition, and taking actions to reduce prescription drug costs. Although partisanship and special interest opposition remain, experience with the Affordable Care Act demonstrates that positive change is achievable on some of the nation’s most complex challenges.

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Good summary in the NYT

03
Jun
16

Chat Away

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02
Jun
16

The Presidency Is Not Yours Because You Demand It

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02
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

11:45AM: President Obama addresses the United States Air Force Academy commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy-Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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4:05PM: President Obama departs Colorado Springs

7:25PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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01
Jun
16

Chat Away

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17
May
16

A Tweet Or Two

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16
May
16

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrive for the Public Safety Office Medal of Valor ceremony. According to the White House, the medal ‘is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer. The medal is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.’

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President Barack Obama embraces Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tyler Call after awarding him with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Special Agent Call, who was off duty with his family, helped rescue a woman from her ex-husband who had violated a restraining order and held the victim at gunpoint

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Constance Wilson accepts the he 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor from U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of her late grandson, Philadelphia Police Department Sergeant Robert Wilson III. According to the White House, ‘Sergeant Wilson put himself in harm’s way during an armed robbery, drawing fire from the assailants and suffering a mortal wound as he kept store employees and customers safe

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President Barack Obama awards Niagara County County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joey Tortorella with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Deputy Tortorella confronted and subdued a volatile gunman who had shot and wounded his parents inside their home and by doing so prevented the gunman from threatening the safety of students at a nearby elementary school

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President Barack Obama presents North Miami Police Dept. Officer Niel Johnson the Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Johnson pursued a man who had shot a Miami police officer and two other innocent bystanders, withstanding fire from an assault weapon, and apprehended the assailant

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President Barack Obama presents Johnson City Police Patrolman Louis Cioci the Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘After witnessing the murder of his fellow officer, Patrolman Cioci pursued and apprehended the gunman at a crowded hospital, thereby saving the lives of employees, patients, and visitors.’

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Valor to Miami-Dade Police Officer Mario Gutierrez. According to the White House, “Gutierrez sustained multiple stab wounds while subduing a knife-wielding assailant who attempted to set off a massive gas explosion that could have resulted in multiple fatalities

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President Barack Obama awards Garland Police Officer Gregory Stevens with the 2014-2015 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Stevens exchanged gunfire at close range and subdued two heavily-armed assailants preventing a mass shooting

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President Barack Obama awards Omaha Police Department Officer Coral Walker with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘After exchanging gunfire, Officer Walker single-handedly incapacitated a man who had killed and injured multiple victims on a shooting spree

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President Barack Obama awards Midwest City Police Department Major David Huff with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Major Huff saved the life of a two-year-old girl after negotiations deteriorated with a man holding the child captive at knife point.’

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President Barack Obama awards Santa Monica Police Department Officers Jason Salas (R) and Robert Sparks and Captain Raymond Bottenfield (L) with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘Officer Salas, Officer Sparks, and Captain Bottenfield placed themselves in mortal danger to save the lives of students and staff during a school shooting on the busy campus of Santa Monica College

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President Barack Obama awards Los Angeles Police Department Officer Donald Thompson with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor. According to the White House, ‘While off duty, Officer Thompson traversed two freeway dividers and endured first- and second-degree burns while pulling an unconscious man to safety from a car moments before it became engulfed in flames

10
Apr
16

Chat Away

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President Barack Obama greets Linda and Russ Dickson, a Texas couple who wrote a letter to the President about the Affordable Care Act, at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, April 10, 2014. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama autographs a sign while greeting neighbors and supporters before an event in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., April 10, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

05
Apr
16

Keep Chatting

01
Apr
16

Jobs: Thanks, President Obama

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