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Newsmotion - Health Care http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/17/all en Here Are Five Facts from the White House Report on Millennials: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/here-are-five-facts-white-house-report-millennials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here Are Five Facts from the White House Report on Millennials: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Today, the Council on Economic Advisers <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-agenda-creating-economic-opportunity-millen">released a new report</a> that looks at the so-called &quot;Millennial&quot; generation. And while you might think that this group of Americans -- mostly in their mid-20s -- is all about smartphones and mason jars, you&#39;d be wrong.</p> <p class="p1">The report&nbsp;comes ahead of President Obama&#39;s visit with Los Angeles entrepreneurs, technologists, and creatives -- and it takes a close look at the trends and circumstances that have shaped Millennials. It finds a generation shaped by transformation, that came into its own in the midst of the financial crisis, but is also more diverse and educated than any other generation.</p> <p class="p1"><b>Here are some of the most interesting facts from the report:&nbsp;</b></p> <ol> <li class="p1"> Millennials are now the&nbsp;<b>largest, most diverse generation</b>&nbsp;in the U.S.</li> <li class="p1"> They&#39;re shaped by technology, value creativity, and are innovative (see, founders of Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr).</li> <li class="p1"> More Millennials are&nbsp;going to college, especially women. But when you couple that with rising tuition, they&#39;re also left with an&nbsp;ever-increasing share of the student loan debt burden.</li> <li class="p1"> Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, they are much more likely to&nbsp;have health insurance without being job-locked.</li> <li class="p1"> Millennials are&nbsp;moving into urban areas&nbsp;and they&#39;re&nbsp;paying rent. They&#39;re less likely to own a home during their 20s than previous generations.</li> </ol> <p class="p1">So even as Millennials face new challenges, they have enormous opportunity. And President Obama is taking steps to ensure their success -- something he&#39;ll talk about more this afternoon in Los Angeles.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/millennials">We broke down some of the report&#39;s findings into an infographic (featuring Millennial-friendly emoji). Check it out, then pass it on.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/here-are-five-facts-white-house-report-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/here-are-five-facts-white-house-report-millennials" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/here-are-five-facts-white-house-report...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= College Affordability Economy Education Ezra Mechaber Health Care Higher Education Jobs Los Angeles Los Angeles Official White House Young Americans Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:24:25 +0000 feed 338487 at http://newsmotion.org Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/five-us-airports-are-enacting-new-screening-measures-protect-against-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the following five U.S. airports will soon begin enhanced Ebola screening for all travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries:</p> <ul> <li> John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY</li> <li> Washington Dulles International Airport - Washington, D.C.</li> <li> Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ</li> <li> Chicago O&#39;Hare International Airport - Chicago, IL</li> <li> Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Atlanta, GA</li> </ul> <p>These five airports receive more than 94% of travelers coming to the United States from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/five-us-airports-are-enacting-new-screening-measures-protect-against-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/five-us-airports-are-enacting-new-screening-measures-protect-against-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/five-us-airports-are-enacting-new-scre...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Atlanta Atlanta Chicago Chicago David Hudson Ebola Foreign Policy Georgia Guinea Guinea Hare Health Care jeh johnson Josh Earnest Liberia New York New York Newark Newark Official Sierra Leone Sierra Leone The President U.S. United States United States Washington Washington D.C. Washington Dulles West Africa White House Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:50:54 +0000 feed 337819 at http://newsmotion.org Preparing America’s Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, and Health Care Providers for Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/preparing-america%E2%80%99s-hospitals-health-care-facilities-and-health-care-providers-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preparing America’s Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, and Health Care Providers for Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&#39;s &quot;CDC Director Blog.&quot; <a href="http://blogs.cdc.gov/cdcdirector/2014/10/07/are-americas-hospitals-health-care-facilities-and-health-care-providers-ready-for-ebola/">See the original post here.</a></p> <p>Since the first appearance of Ebola in West Africa earlier this year, CDC has been working to prepare the American health care system for the diagnosis and safe care of a patient with Ebola here on our shores.</p> <p>We have learned immensely from this first U.S.-diagnosed case and we are implementing additional actions to make sure health care workers and hospitals around the nation are as prepared and informed as possible.</p> <p>CDC is committed to making sure every U.S. health care system and health care worker is prepared for Ebola. Key is first noting if the patient exhibits symptoms consistent with Ebola, and if so, working with that patient using the most meticulous infection control procedures, and then taking a careful and complete travel history of each patient who comes in their door.</p> <p>In the past three months, CDC has been in close communication with hundreds of thousands of clinicians through notices distributed through CDC&rsquo;s Health Alert Network, our primary means of reaching the nation&rsquo;s health care community &mdash; and one they are already very familiar with. The Ebola-related notices have included recommendations for evaluating patients, guidance for the nation&rsquo;s Emergency Medical Services systems and 911 offices, and guidelines for infection control should a hospital or health care facility find themselves caring for a patient with known or suspected Ebola.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/07/preparing-america-s-hospitals-health-care-facilities-and-health-care-providers-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/07/preparing-america-s-hospitals-health-care-facilities-and-health-care-providers-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/07/preparing-america-s-hospitals-health-c...</a> </div> </div> </div> Dallas Dr. Tom Frieden Ebola Foreign Policy Health Care Official Texas Tom Frieden United States West Africa White House Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:44:39 +0000 feed 337822 at http://newsmotion.org Ebola Requires the World’s United Action http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/ebola-requires-world%E2%80%99s-united-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ebola Requires the World’s United Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/26/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House today to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats.</p> <p>This meeting is a critical opportunity to increase international commitment and, more importantly, action to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the infectious disease threats to come.</p> <p>Ebola is a critical issue for the world community. There&rsquo;s a real risk to the stability and security of societies, as governments are increasingly challenged to not only control Ebola but to provide basic health services and other government functions. The stability of these countries and their economies, as well as those of their neighbors and of others, is at increasing risk.</p> <p>Ebola is the most recent tragic example of why it is imperative to work together to make the world safer from infectious disease outbreaks. Ebola is precisely the kind of health threat the Global Health Security Agenda could have prevented. We and our partner countries have agreed to work together so that effective prevention, detection, and response mechanisms are present in every country around the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/26/ebola-requires-world-s-united-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/26/ebola-requires-world-s-united-action" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/26/ebola-requires-world-s-united-action</a> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama Cameroon democratic republic of congo Dr. Tom Frieden Foreign Policy Global development Health Care Kenya Melvin Korkor Morocco Obama Delivers Official Pete Souza South Africa Sylvia Mathews Burwell Tanzania The President Tom Frieden Uganda United States Vietnam West Africa White House Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:56:56 +0000 feed 334592 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama to the International Community: We Must Do More to Fight Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-international-community-we-must-do-more-fight-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama to the International Community: We Must Do More to Fight Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQY0KjevwAg">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>The Ebola outbreak afflicting West African countries is now an epidemic of unprecedented proportions. President Obama has made combating this terrible disease a top national security priority and today, at the United Nations, he called on the world to join the United States in this effort.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/25/president-obama-international-community-we-must-do-more-fight-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/25/president-obama-international-community-we-must-do-more-fight-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/25/president-obama-international-communit...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Ban Ki-Moon Barack Obama Foreign Policy Global development Guinea Health Care Liberia New York Obama Delivers Official Pete Souza Sierra Leone Tanya Somanader The President United States United States Washington D.C. White House Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:35:04 +0000 feed 334595 at http://newsmotion.org Lower Premium Increases, More Plans with Out-of-Pocket Limits, and Big Savings for Hospitals http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/lower-premium-increases-more-plans-out-pocket-limits-and-big-savings-hospitals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lower Premium Increases, More Plans with Out-of-Pocket Limits, and Big Savings for Hospitals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A number of recent reports point to one clear conclusion: The Affordable Care Act is working and making health care more affordable, accessible, and of a higher quality for families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers.</p> <p>For starters, a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research &amp; Educational Trust shows that <a href="http://kff.org/health-costs/report/2014-employer-health-benefits-survey/">the average premium for employer-provided family health coverage only went up 3% this year</a>.&nbsp;That&#39;s&nbsp;tied for the lowest rate on record since the survey began in 1999.</p> <p><img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/premium_top_52010.jpg" /></p> <p>What&#39;s more, if premium growth since 2010 had followed the average growth seen from 2000-2010, the average premium for job-based family coverage&nbsp;would have been $1,800 higher in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/lower-premium-increases-more-plans-out-pocket-limits-and-big-savings-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/lower-premium-increases-more-plans-out-pocket-limits-and-big-savings-hospitals" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/lower-premium-increases-more-plans-out...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= David Hudson Health Care Official White House Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:00:56 +0000 feed 334601 at http://newsmotion.org New Data Show Early Progress in Expanding Coverage, with More Gains to Come http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-data-show-early-progress-expanding-coverage-more-gains-come <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Data Show Early Progress in Expanding Coverage, with More Gains to Come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New data out <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201409.pdf">this morning</a> from the National Center for Health Statistics show that health insurance coverage increased sharply in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the significant progress made in expanding access to affordable insurance coverage during the first part of the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s inaugural open enrollment period.</p> <p>These first official data on insurance coverage in 2014 do not capture the full scope of the gains in insurance coverage that have occurred so far in 2014 because most of the underlying interviews occurred well before the &ldquo;March surge&rdquo; in plan selections on the Health Insurance Marketplace. But when taken together with private survey data showing that coverage continued to expand in the second quarter of 2014, other recent data showing continued slow growth in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-furman/good-news-on-employer-pre_b_5798244.html">health care costs</a>, and ongoing improvements in <a href="http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/reports/patient-safety-results.pdf">health care quality</a>, the overall picture is clear: the Affordable Care Act is working and well on its way to ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s results from NCHS show large coverage gains, with larger gains ahead.</p> <p>In detail, today&rsquo;s results from the NCHS&rsquo; National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that the share of Americans without health insurance averaged 13.1 percent over the first quarter of 2014, down from an average of 14.4 percent during 2013, a reduction corresponding to approximately 4 million people. The 13.1 percent uninsurance rate recorded for the first quarter of 2014 is lower than any annual uninsurance rate recorded by the NHIS since it began using its current design in 1997.</p> <p>As striking as this reduction is, it dramatically understates the actual gains in insurance coverage so far in 2014. The interviews reflected in today&rsquo;s results were spread evenly over January, February, and March 2014. As a result, the vast majority of the survey interviews occurred before the surge in Marketplace plan selections that occurred in March; 3.8 million people selected a Marketplace plan after March 1,with many in the last week before the end of open enrollment on March 31. Similarly, these results only partially capture the steady increase in Medicaid enrollment during the first quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/new-data-show-early-progress-expanding-coverage-more-gains-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/new-data-show-early-progress-expanding-coverage-more-gains-come" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/new-data-show-early-progress-expanding...</a> </div> </div> </div> Health Care Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne Lambrew Matt Fiedler Matt Fiedler New England Official White House Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:19:03 +0000 feed 331567 at http://newsmotion.org Chart of the Week: Health Care Costs Rising at Exceptionally Slow Rates http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/chart-week-health-care-costs-rising-exceptionally-slow-rates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chart of the Week: Health Care Costs Rising at Exceptionally Slow Rates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new report this week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had a lot to say about the state of health care costs and what it means for our economy. New estimates show that national health expenditures <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/new-report-shows-slow-health-care-spending-growth-continued-2013-while-near-term-tre">rose at historically slow rates</a> in 2013 and American businesses and consumers will continue to see slow cost growth over the next few years, even as millions gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>This week&rsquo;s Chart of the Week uses the most up-to-date data to break&nbsp;down what&rsquo;s going on with health care costs for employers and the Medicare program. Right now, employers&rsquo; inflation-adjusted health benefit costs are up just 1 percent on a year-over-year basis, among the lowest rates recorded historically. This slow growth in employer health costs helps businesses create jobs and pay a good wage. At the same time, Medicare spending per beneficiary is actually falling in inflation-adjusted terms, which is helping keep premiums low for beneficiaries and bringing down our deficit.</p> <p>Take a look at the numbers to see how health care costs for employers and the Medicare program are at near-historic&nbsp;lows:</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/healthcostschart.jpg.png" /></p> <p>Get the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/get-covered">full story behind these health care numbers</a> from Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers -- then check out what people are saying about why it&rsquo;s so important to <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/get-covered">#GetCovered</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/05/chart-week-health-care-costs-rising-exceptionally-slow-rates" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/05/chart-week-health-care-costs-rising-ex...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Health Care Jason Furman Official Tanya Somanader White House Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:02:25 +0000 feed 327519 at http://newsmotion.org New Report Shows that Slow Health Care Spending Growth Continued in 2013, While Near-Term Trends Remain Encouraging http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-report-shows-slow-health-care-spending-growth-continued-2013-while-near-term-trend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Report Shows that Slow Health Care Spending Growth Continued in 2013, While Near-Term Trends Remain Encouraging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New estimates out <a href="http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2014/08/27/hlthaff.2014.0560">today</a> from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that national health expenditures rose at historically slow rates in 2013, continuing the exceptionally slow growth in health costs seen in recent years. This slow growth, which is <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/erp_2014_chapter_4.pdf">thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act</a>, is already generating major benefits for both the Federal budget and our economy.</p> <p>The near-term outlook in today&rsquo;s report is also encouraging. Consistent with <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1406753">recent surveys</a> reporting that <a href="http://hrms.urban.org/quicktakes/Number-of-Uninsured-Adults-Continues-to-Fall.html">millions</a> of Americans <a href="http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/04/survey-estimates-net-gain-of-9-3-million-american-adults.html">gained</a> health insurance coverage over the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s initial open enrollment period, the Actuaries project a sharp reduction in the number of uninsured Americans over the next few years due to the new coverage options made available under the Affordable Care Act. Unsurprisingly, the Actuaries predict that this dramatic expansion in coverage and access to care will temporarily increase growth in aggregate health care spending. But, consistent with a variety of incoming data, their projections imply that underlying growth in health care prices and per-enrollee spending &ndash; the factors that determine the premiums and cost-sharing that families face &ndash; will remain subdued over the next few years.</p> <p>Over the long term, health expenditure projections are always more uncertain. While the Actuaries project that the recent slowdown will largely dissipate as economic recovery continues, the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/erp_2014_chapter_4.pdf">balance of the evidence</a> implies that much of the recent health care spending slowdown has been driven by structural changes, which suggests that a significant portion may persist. Because of the large size of the nation&rsquo;s health care sector, if even a modest portion of the recent slowdown continues in the long run, it would have a transformative effect on the Federal budget, families&rsquo; budgets, and the economy as a whole. For example, even if as little as one-third continues, then, by 2023, national health expenditures would be $1,200 per person lower than if costs returned to their prior trend. In the years ahead, the Administration will continue its efforts to create a health care delivery system that consistently provides efficient, high-quality care, with the goal of making that transformation a reality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/new-report-shows-slow-health-care-spending-growth-continued-2013-while-near-term-tre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/new-report-shows-slow-health-care-spending-growth-continued-2013-while-near-term-tre" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/new-report-shows-slow-health-care-spen...</a> </div> </div> </div> Economy Health Care Jason Furman Jason Furman Matt Fiedler Matt Fiedler Official The President White House Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:23:50 +0000 feed 327028 at http://newsmotion.org The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion: Giving More People a Chance http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/affordable-care-act-and-medicaid-expansion-giving-more-people-chance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion: Giving More People a Chance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed both Medicare and Medicaid into law. Over the past 49 years, Medicare has provided comprehensive coverage to millions of seniors and people with disabilities, while Medicaid has provided coverage for millions of the most vulnerable Americans: low-income parents, children, and those with disabilities.</p> <p><img alt="Bill Sheshko" src="/sites/default/files/image/sheshko.jpg" title="Bill Sheshko" /></p> <p>Because of the Affordable Care Act, states are expanding their Medicaid programs to cover more Americans, and today, Medicaid covers over 66 million Americans.</p> <p>Bill Sheshko, a 55-year-old self-employed man from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, experienced the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion first hand. He&rsquo;d been without health insurance for years, but with the Affordable Care Act, and because his state decided to expand Medicaid, he finally became eligible for Medicaid.</p> <p>A few months ago, Bill began having difficulty breathing and noticed his legs and feet starting to swell. Because of his new coverage, Bill was able to make an appointment with his doctor and was subsequently diagnosed with congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. After a few scary days in the hospital, he is now home and working with his doctors to control his conditions with medication and diet. In a letter to the President, Bill wrote about the true meaning of his health coverage: &ldquo;At least now I have a chance, all because of you.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/30/affordable-care-act-giving-more-people-chance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/30/affordable-care-act-giving-more-people-chance" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/30/affordable-care-act-giving-more-people...</a> </div> </div> </div> Afghanistan Anna Smith Barack Obama Bess Evans Bess Truman Bess W. Truman Bill Sheshko Bird Johnson California Christen Linke Young Christen Linke Young Bess Evans Fair Lawn Harry S. Truman Health Care Hubert Humphrey Independence Jill Biden Lyndon B. Johnson Missouri New Jersey New Jersey Obama Commemorates Official United States White House Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:37:57 +0000 feed 313516 at http://newsmotion.org