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White House Tweets – October 22, 2013
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White House Schedule – October 22, 2013
Tuesday, October 22 2013 All Times ET
11:00 AM: The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Victor Ponta of Romania. The White House.
12:00 PM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.
1:30 PM: The Vice President attends a meeting of the U.S.-China Dialogue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Speeches and Remarks/Statements and Releases
President Obama Designates Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to Serve as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
President Obama Designates Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to Serve as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced that he has designated Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to be the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
“I am proud to designate Judge Campbell-Smith to serve as Chief Judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims,” said President Obama. “She has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve with distinction.”
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith currently serves on the United States Court of Federal Claims. Previously, she served as a Special Master with the United States Court of Federal Claims from 2005 to 2011 and as Chief Special Master from 2011 to 2013. In that role, she presided over litigation pursuant to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Judge Campbell-Smith also served as a career law clerk for the Honorable Emily C. Hewitt of the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1998 to 2005.
From 1993 to 1996 and again from 1997 to 1998, she worked at the law firm of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, where she focused on environmental regulatory law, patent infringement litigation, and toxic tort litigation. From 1996 to 1997, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sarah S. Vance, and from 1992 to 1993 she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman, both of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Campbell-Smith received her J.D. with honors in 1992 from Tulane Law School and her B.S. with honors in 1987 from Duke University.
October 21, 2013
05:45 PM EDT
As a native Ohioan and former staff member to Senator John Glenn, I’m thrilled that my home state announced today they will join the majority of states and move forward with expanding the Ohio Medicaid program, as supported by the Affordable Care Act. As the 26th state to expand, Governor Kasich will join a number of other Republican governors in putting aside partisan politics, and recognizing the practical and economic benefits of supporting Medicaid expansion. This is great news for the 270,000 previously uninsured residents, the State’s health care providers, and Ohio economy who will benefit from this expansion.
Leaders across the country are looking at the numbers, and coming to the same conclusion – Medicaid expansion makes sense. In Ohio, for example, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio estimated, in a joint study with Ohio State University, Urban Institute and Regional Economic Models, Inc., that even aftertaking into account any increased Medicaid cost for the state, the Medicaid expansion on balance would create between $1.8 – $1.9 billion in net state budget gains over the next 9 years. And, Medicaid expansion will affect Ohio residents in other ways. The Institute’s analysis finds that Ohio expansion would create more than 27,000 jobs, reduce health care costs for Ohio employers and residents by $285 million and $1.1 billion, respectively, and reduce the number of uninsured by more than 450,000 Ohio residents over the next 9 years.
05:12 PM EDT
This fall, the White House will once again open its gardens and grounds to visitors from across the country.
Today, we’re excited to announce an opportunity for our Instagram followers to take a special tour of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and the South Lawn, including the White House Kitchen Garden on Sunday, October 27th.
Interested in joining? Be sure to follow @WhiteHouse or @MichelleObama on Instagram. Then, apply for your chance to attend at http://www.whitehouse.gov/social. Let your friends know that you applied by posting a nature or garden photo that you’ve taken on Instagram using the hashtag #WHInstaMeet.
04:33 PM EDT
Today, we’re excited to announce that Jason Furman, Chairman of the President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, and Council member Betsey Stevenson are the latest White House officials to join Twitter. You can follow Jason Furman at @CEAChair and Betsey Stevenson at @CEABetsey. The White House uses Twitter to connect directly with Americans, and now you can get the latest on economic news, analysis and policy directly from members of President Obama’s economic team.
- Timely analysis on the monthly Employment situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- News about the economy and President Obama’s policies to move our economy forward and restore middle class security
- Opportunities to engage directly with Jason Furman and Betsey Stevenson
Jason and Betsey will mark the launch of their new accounts by hosting a special back-to-back session of White House Office Hours tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. During a live Q&A event on Twitter they will answer your questions about everything from President Obama’s economic policies, to the latest monthly economic situation report, and the economic affects of the government shutdown.
03:14 PM EDT
On October 1, HealthCare.gov opened for business, offering Americans a new way to compare health insurance plans and enroll in coverage. Nearly 20 million people have visited the site, and Americans all over the country are signing up for affordable, high-quality health insurance.
But, as President Obama explained today, the web site hasn’t worked as well as it’s supposed to.
“The problem has been that the website that’s supposed to make it easy to apply for and purchase the insurance is not working the way it should for everybody. And there’s no sugarcoating it. The website has been too slow, people have been getting stuck during the application process,” he said. “And there’s no excuse for the problems, and these problems are getting fixed.”
President Obama also reminded Americans that while HealthCare.gov will ultimately be the easiest way to buy insurance through the marketplaces, it isn’t the only way to apply and enroll.
“Even as we redouble our efforts to get the site working as well as it’s supposed to,” he said, “we’re also redoubling our efforts to make sure you can still buy the same quality, affordable insurance plans the old-fashioned way – offline, either over the phone or in person.”
October 21, 2013 | 44:09 |Public Domain
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
President Obama Speaks on the Affordable Care Act
October 21, 2013 | 44:11 |Public Domain
President Obama says that the health insurance that’s available to people through HealthCare.gov is high quality and affordable, and his Administration is working around the clock to address problems that make the site slow and difficult to use.
The Story of “Fired up! Ready to go!” – Obama for America 2012
Edith S. Childs is the one that got Barack Obama fired up.
While attending a small campaign event in Greenwood, South Carolina, then-Senator Obama first heard the chant “Fired up! Ready to Go!”.
As then-Senator Obama shared in his pre-election night speech in Virginia:
“After a minute or so I’m feeling kind of fired up. I’m feeling like I’m ready to go! So I joined in the chant. And it feels good.
And for the rest of the day, even after we left Greenwood, I’d see my staff and I’d say,
‘Are you fired up?’
They’d say ‘We’re fired up boss. Are you ready to go?’
I’d say, ‘I’m ready to go.’
So some people start putting ‘Fired up! Ready to go!’ on their shirts. Some people start putting ‘Fired up! Ready to go!’ on signs. Everybody’s saying ‘Fired up!’ and ‘Ready to go!’
It shows you what one voice can do. One voice can change a room. And if a voice can change a room it can change a city. And if it can change a city it can change a state. And if it can change a state it can change the nation. And if it can change the nation it can change the world.
Your voice can change the world.”
April 4th, 2012 is the one year anniversary of the 2012 campaign.
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White House White Board: What ObamaCare Means For You
Published on Sep 27, 2013
Starting October 1st, you can go tohttp://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in your area and sign up for the one that fits your needs and budget. You can also find out if you’re eligible to pay less for private health insurance or whether you qualify for other free or low-cost programs.
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09:45 AM EDT
While job growth remained solid in September, there is no question that the focus of policy should be on how to achieve a faster pace of job growth by increasing certainty and investing in jobs, rather than the self-inflicted wounds of the past several weeks that increased uncertainty and inhibited job growth. Today’s delayed report describes the economy more than a month ago. More recent indicators suggest the labor market worsened in the month of October.
FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
1. Private sector employment has risen for 43 consecutive months, with businesses adding a total of 7.6 million jobs over that period. Today we learned that total non-farm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in September, with the private sector accounting for 126,000 of that gain. Private sector job growth was revised down for July (to 100,000) but up for August (to 161,000). In sum, private sector employment rose by an average of 129,000 per month in the third quarter, lower than we can be fully satisfied with, partially reflecting the effects of fiscal contraction. This underscores the continued importance of taking steps that speed the recovery and boost job creation, while avoiding self-inflicted wounds like a government shutdown and debt ceiling brinksmanship that have the opposite effect.
2. Weekly employment indicators not in today’s report suggest that the labor market situation deteriorated in early October, coinciding with the shutdown and the threat of a possible default. Today’s employment report provides a snapshot of the economy in September, prior to the shutdown and debt limit brinksmanship. To understand more recent labor market developments we need to rely on other data that gives an initial indication of economic developments in October, including initial unemployment insurance claims and the Gallup Job Creation Index. Prior to the shutdown the four-week moving average of claims fell to 305,000, the lowest level since May 2007. But initial claims spiked in the first two weeks of October and reached their highest level since March (note the claims data do not include Federal employees).
Although the precise cause of changes in the number of initial claims can be difficult to discern, the uptick in claims was corroborated by a similar movement in Gallup’s Job Creation Index, which is based on a weekly survey of approximately 4,000 workers. The Gallup index represents the net percentage of respondents who say their employers are adding workers, and has tracked unemployment insurance claims in the past. Both indicators suggest that the shutdown and debt ceiling brinksmanship in the first half of October had a disruptive effect on the labor market. During the shutdown, hundreds of thousands of Federal workers went unpaid, families were unable to travel to national parks, oil and gas drilling permits were delayed, Small Business Administration loans were put on hold, licenses to export high-tech products could not be granted, and documentation required to get a mortgage could not be accessed, to name just a few effects.
3. Local government educational services employment rose by 9,500 in September and is up 56,400 over the last three months – but remains well below pre-crisis levels.While local education jobs appear to have stabilized and even started increasing in recent months, there is much further to go. Employment in this sector remains 291,700 below its previous peak in July 2008—and given a growing student population this understates the teacher and education jobs gap. It is worth noting that local government educational services employment began to decline around the same time that support from the Recovery Act peaked and began to phase out, and the Administration continues to support proposals to boost the hiring of teachers and other local government workers that play a critical role in communities across the country.
4. The unemployment rate for women ticked down to 6.7 percent in September, the lowest since December 2008 but still above pre-crisis rates. Industries that employ a larger fraction of men (for example, construction and manufacturing) were particularly hard hit the recession, so the unemployment rate for men rose much more rapidly than the unemployment rate for women. This pattern has been fairly typical of recent recessions. During the recovery, the unemployment rate for men fell more rapidly and the two unemployment rates converged. However, in the last six months the two rates have diverged and the unemployment rate for women has fallen more rapidly to 6.7 percent while the male unemployment rate has come down more slowly and is 7.7 percent.
5. The economy has been adding jobs at a pace of more than 2 million per year. Over the twelve months ending September 2013, total non-farm payroll employment rose by 2.2 million, similar to the gain in the year-earlier period. While the month-to-month figures can be volatile, the year-over-year changes indicate that the recovery has been durable in the face of several headwinds that have emerged in recent years. The separate household survey is more volatile month-to-month, but over a longer period, it tells the same story. When adjusted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be comparable to the concept of employment used in the payroll measure, household employment has risen by 1.9 million over the twelve months ending September 2013.
As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.
What Obamacare Means for You
The Affordable Care Act means better coverage for those who already have health insurance, and more options for those who don’t.
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There’s a lot of misinformation out there. For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. President Obama’s health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care.
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