Archive | June, 2012

Did You See: It’s Time to Set Up Exchanges

On Friday the New York Times published an editorial urging states like New Mexico to stop stalling on setting up insurance exchanges for the citizens in those states. The insurance exchanges that allow consumers to choose from private health insurance plans must be up and running and open for business for consumers no later than […]

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Weekly Address: An All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Fighting the Colorado Wildfires

President Obama speaks to the American people from Colorado, where he toured areas impacted by the devastating Waldo Canyon fire and met with first responders as well as families affected by the fires. The President thanks the brave firefighters and countless volunteers who are providing food, water, and shelter to those in need, and makes […]

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In the news: Obamacare upheld

Newspaper editorials across the country yesterday explained why Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling is good for America: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Supreme Court ruling means a healthier America” The details of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision will be parsed and debated for months, probably years. The votes and motives of individual justices, especially the apparent swing vote […]

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Judy’s Story: “My life has been saved by the Affordable Care Act”

Judy is one of the tens of thousands of New Mexico women for whom preventive services like mammograms are now covered thanks to President Obama’s leadership on health care. Judy’s doctor caught her breast cancer early due to the Affordable Care Act’s free preventive services. Watch and share Judy’s video.

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The Health Care Law and Seniors

The President’s health law gives hard working, middle-class families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act forces insurance companies to play by the rules, prohibiting them from dropping your coverage if you get sick, billing you into bankruptcy through annual or lifetime limits, and, soon, discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition. For seniors, the […]

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By the Numbers: 54,000,000

54,000,000 Americans now have coverage for preventive services, free of cost. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act insurers are now required to cover a number of recommended preventive services, such as cancer, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, without additional cost sharing such as copays or deductibles. Learn more about the Health Care Law at

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By the Numbers: 12.8 Million Americans Receive Insurance Rebates

Before health care reform, insurance companies routinely spent up to 40% of premiums on overhead and administrative costs. Today, thanks to Obamacare, insurance companies are required to spend at least 80% of your premium on your health care—and if they don’t, you get a rebate. This summer, nearly 12.8 million Americans will start receiving their […]

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By the Numbers: 3.1 Million Young Americans Gain Health Coverage

Before the Affordable Care Act, young people could be kicked off their parents’ health insurance as soon as they turned 18. But thanks to health care reform, 3.1 million young Americans who would otherwise be uninsured have been able to stay on their family’s coverage until age 26—coverage that often includes free preventive care, like […]

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Natoma Canfield’s Letter to President Obama

In his remarks on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, President Obama spoke about a letter from a woman named Natoma Canfield. The letter, sent to the President during the health care debate, still hangs in his office as a reminder of what the Affordable Care Act means for Americans around the country. […]

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