First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Promote Health Care and Preventive Services

Posted by: Audiegrl
Written by Katelyn Sabochik

Starting in September, insurance plans will be required to pay the entire cost of recommended, preventive services. That means that, without paying a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance, many Americans will be able to take the preventive steps needed to keep themselves and their families healthy. To help raise awareness about this important issue, The First Lady and Dr. Biden recorded this video message:

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The newly-launched HealthCare.gov not only provides information about the new rule for prevention and what services will be included, it also lets you compare hospital data and shows you a comprehensive list of the insurance options available to you, your family, or your small business.

And a little background on the importance of these new preventative care benefits.  Chronic conditions are impacting America’s men, women and children every day.  Nearly one-third of kids are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, and 12% of children have not had a doctor’s visit in the past year. About 210,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2010, and an estimated 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. But the good news is that, as devastating as these illnesses can be, many of these conditions are preventable.   With expanded access to preventive services, individuals can get the information they need to make the health decisions that are right for them.  Preventing illness before it starts is key to keeping America healthy but it is also an important step in reducing health care costs.   Each year chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending.

To learn more visit HealthCare.gov.

Looking for more stories on the First Lady? Check out our special section: FLOTUS: All Things Michelle Obama

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5 Comments

Filed under Childhood Obesity, Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Health Care Reform, Pres. Barack Obama, Uncategorized

5 responses to “First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Promote Health Care and Preventive Services

  1. Hopefully they can improve the health care down south!

  2. Thank you admin
    The health is always in the forefront of children’s health. all to our kids

  3. Many people say that the future beyond our control that may be true, but we can also make a little effort on the safety of our future, equipment for your self, what can or can not occur, is not a crime, or what? So, on the right track to ensure our future, come into our power, we need to think about insurance.

  4. Lets be honest many people look to the state to help them keep healthy but people could also take much greater care of themselves by eating the worlds highest quality antioxidant food on a regular basis.

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