Obama planned to make that pitch during an appearance Thursday at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, and urge young adults to sign up. Obama also planned to tout improvements to the U.S. health care system under the 5-year-old law. But he’ll be attempting a difficult sales job.
“It kind of takes a toll on you mentally, just sitting there after all that I had gone through,” she said.
The VA’s internal watchdog announced an audit in a letter Wednesday’s to Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Cory Gardner of Colorado. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter
“If I asked him his daughter’s name, he couldn’t tell me,” she says. “But he could look at that photo and immediately know what’s up. It’s so cool.”
“So the whole beauty of this technology, we hope, is that we’re going to be able to scan much greater numbers of patients much, much earlier in the process of things like stress-related injuries in a racehorse,” Richardson said.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said she expects 13.8 million people to sign up.
The massive regulation is known as MACRA. It’s meant to carry out bipartisan legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last year.
“These are basically measuring devices,” said Eric Finkelstein, a professor at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, who led the research. “Knowing how active you are doesn’t translate into getting people to do more and the novelty of having that information wears off pretty quickly.”
“Patients want to live and we know that research is the way that we’re going to be able to live,” said Beth Caldwell, a former civil rights attorney in Seattle diagnosed with metastatic disease in 2014.