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#GivingTuesday 2014: Individual Action, Worldwide Impact

November 26, 2014

America has developed a wide number of social innovations that have matured from novel experiments into best practices for healthy societies.  We pioneered new approaches to charitable giving such as the community foundation.  We developed national service into a standard rite for youth development.  But in just a few short years, #GivingTuesday has emerged as a potent new model of online and offline engagement that was pioneered in our country but has taken root around the world.

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A Page from the #GetCovered Cookbook: Two Recipes You'll Need This Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

There's a good chance it'll take you less time to apply for health coverage than to make your Thanksgiving dinner. 
Need health insurance? Visit HealthCare.gov right now, where you can shop for plans and get yourself signed up.
Otherwise, be sure to share this delicious one-two recipe punch with everyone you know.

Check out the full recipe after the jump.
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Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Executive Action Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

November 26, 2014

Last week, the President took action to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible within the scope of his existing legal authority. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows want to play by the rules, pay their fair share of taxes, and get right with the law. The President is taking action to fix as much of the problem as he can, while continuing to work with Congress to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill.

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The Faces of Health Care: Ann C.

November 26, 2014

"I was finally able to have a physical and a gynecological check-up, which included a mammogram. The mammogram showed an irregularity ... The cancer has been detected at a very early stage, which, with a 98% survival rate, has saved my life!"

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Thankful for Healthcare: The Impact of the ACA Lives in Stories Like These

November 26, 2014

Over the past year, we’ve seen 10 million additional Americans gain health insurance, leading to a 26 percent drop in adults living without health coverage. This is progress which can’t be adequately quantified by the numbers, and as we approach the third week of our second Open Enrollment period this Thanksgiving weekend, we fully expect hundreds of thousands of families to use part of their time together to gather around their laptops, tablets and computers to make sure everyone has the health coverage they need to stay healthy in the new year.  

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Being Biden Vol. 17: Standing with Ukraine

November 26, 2014

The audio series Being Biden is an opportunity for the Vice President to give you a window into his daily life, and share some of his most memorable experiences.

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Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct.

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Businesses Commit to Alleviate Their Suppliers’ Capital Costs

November 26, 2014

A recently released Department of Commerce report, “The
Economic Benefits of Reducing Supplier Working Capital Costs,” highlighted
how much the viability of our nation’s supply chain depends on large firms
paying on time.  Our small manufacturing
firms—which account for more than 1/3 of manufacturing shipments and close to
half of employment—face elevated capital costs, relative to large firms,
because of lack of access to loans and higher interest rates.  Large firms exacerbated these constraints

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Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

November 25, 2014

The President is taking action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants -- and that grows our economy.

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