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President Obama Writes on Health Care Progress in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Chart: Under the Affordable Care Act, We’ve Cut The Uninsured Rate to Historic Lows. Percent of population without health insurance in 1965 when Medicare and Medicaid were create was 22%. It drop to a rate of 12% in about 1974 and climbed back up until 1995. Then it leveled off until the ACA 1st Open Enrollment and in 2015 it is 9.1%.

Summary: Yesterday, President Obama authored a paper in the nation’s leading medical journal on how the Affordable Care Act has substantially improved our health care system.  President Obama laid out the progress we’ve made on health care in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In his paper, “United States Health…

The White House – Presidential Proclamation: National Public Health Week, 2016

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National Public Health Week, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health ‑‑ the foundation of our security and well-being ‑‑ here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and…

White House Meeting on HIV Stigma Examines Interventions, Measures, Actions

White House Meeting on HIV Stigma: Research for a Robust Response

Summary: On March 3, ONAP and NIH co-hosted the White House Meeting on HIV Stigma: Research for a Robust Response. As we approach the 35th anniversary of the first case reports of what would later come to be known as HIV/AIDS, we can rightfully celebrate that we now have an array of effective tools to prevent…

Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living With HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal today. The White House also issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Meeting Our Greatest Challenges: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and…

NEW! White House Digital Initiative: “Letters to President Obama”

A letter from Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman lacking health insurance, hangs on the wall in the hall between the Oval Office and the President Barack Obama's Private Office in the West Wing, June 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Editor’s Note: The White House has launched a new storytelling initiative on Tumblr, a micro-blogging platform and social networking website, to support efforts to post multimedia and other content on the web (see below). We encourage you to learn more about digital tools by signing up for Virtual Office Hours. Today, the White House is launching…

In Recognition of World Hepatitis Day

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 “If we continue to box people in because of their medical conditions, to stigmatize individuals because of their health, and treat diseases as discrete conditions, we will never reach our common goals of health and wellbeing.” – Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Today, as we observe World Hepatitis Day, it is important…

Introducing @POTUS: President Obama’s Twitter Account

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Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from The White House Blog, which on May 18 announced the launch of President Obama’s Twitter account: @POTUS. Today, with a tweet from the Oval Office, President Obama launched @POTUS , the official Twitter account of the President of the United States. The @POTUS  Twitter account will serve…

President’s FY’16 Budget: HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. The White House issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Middle Class Economics: Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living with HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic The President’s 2016 Budget is designed to…