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What You Need to Know About the New Contraception Guidance:

Tue, 2015-05-12 14:22

It is crucial that insurance companies provide all the benefits that women deserve under the Affordable Care Act, at no cost or inconvenience. So this week, the Obama administration took steps to eliminate any ambiguity around the reforms the ACA calls for. Here is what the Administration’s guidance makes clear:

Most insurers must cover, without cost-sharing, at least one form of contraception in each of the 18 methods for women that the FDA has identified, including the ring, the patch, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and birth control pills.
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Email from Jerry Abramson: "Today's Conversation with the President"

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:26

This morning, Jerry Abramson, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs here at the White House, sent the following message to the White House email list.
Abramson says that the tensions that have recently erupted in communities such as Ferguson and Baltimore are not solely tied to policing, but are also linked to the lack of economic opportunity. He also details a number of the efforts that President Obama is taking to expand opportunity for more Americans.

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The Faces of Health Care: Sarah M.

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00

"You literally saved my life."

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The Facts Behind the Figures: Determining the Cost of Goods Sold

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:00

Do you know all of the expenses involved in making your product or delivering your service? If so, then you know what your Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is. In a nutshell, COGS drives profit – it...

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In Case You Missed It: The First Lady's Powerful Remarks to Tuskegee University's Class of 2015

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:08

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This past Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Tuskegee University -- a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama. Founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee is the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site.
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The White House Celebrates Entrepreneurs Around the World

Mon, 2015-05-11 18:56

This afternoon at the Global Entrepreneurship meeting, President Obama welcomed emerging entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to the White House to honor their achievements in their fields of business.

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What You Told Us: Community College Changes Lives

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:40

Last week, we asked you to share your thoughts on the President's proposal to make two years of community college free for students who keep their grades up. With community college students making up 40 percent of the Americans enrolled in higher education, the President’s plan is projected to benefit around 9 million students each year – saving the average full-time community college student $3,800 a year in tuition expenses.

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The Faces of Health Care: Sangeeta M.

Mon, 2015-05-11 11:00

"Thank you for all your efforts in changing our health care system."

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Ending Youth Homelessness

Fri, 2015-05-08 20:02

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No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to reestablish that footing and end youth homelessness nationwide.

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"We've Got to Learn the Right Lessons": President Obama Explains His Vision on Trade at Nike

Fri, 2015-05-08 18:38

On a beautiful, sunny day just outside Portland, Oregon, the President dropped by Nike headquarters to talk about the impact his trade deal -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- will have on American businesses, large and small. 

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