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New ObamaCARES Projections Released Monday By The Congressional Budget Office.*


 

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From Business Insider:

 

This CBO Report Is Another Big Win For Obamacare

 

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More than 12 million people will gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year, according to new projections released by the Congressional Budget Office Monday. And millions more stand to benefit from the law over the next decade.

 

 

At the same time, the law’s costs to the federal government are shrinking. According to the new projections, the federal government will spend more than $100 billion less on Obamacare’s coverage provisions through 2024 than previously projected. That includes a downward estimate of about $5 billion this year. Overall, spending on the federal and state insurance exchanges are projected to cost 14% less than originally forecast.

 

 

The CBO said plans offered through the exchanges are narrower, allowing companies to keep premiums low and the federal government to pay less in subsidies. The lower spending projections on the Affordable Care Act will help shrink deficits overall. The CBO said the federal government will now run a deficit of $492 billion in fiscal year 2014, which is almost a 33% decrease from 2013.

 

 

Through both the federal and state insurance exchanges and the expansion of the federal Medicaid program under the law, the CBO projects more than 12 million people now have insurance who wouldn’t have normally been covered in the absence of the law. The CBO also projects 19 million people will gain coverage by 2015, 25 million more by 2016, and 26 million more by 2026.

 

 

In 2014, according to the CBO, about 6 million people gained insurance from the exchanges and close to 7 million people benefitted from the Medicaid expansion. Those gains reduced the number of uninsured in the U.S. to 42 million —16% of the population. By 2024, the CBO projects, about 89% of U.S. residents will have health insurance.

 

 

Here’s a chart from the CBO showing the parallel universe between a U.S. with the Affordable Care Act in 2024 and one without it:

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There’s one key difference between the CBO’s projections and a study released last week by RAND Corp., which said a net 9.3 million people had gained insurance coverage from September through March: The RAND study said most of those who gained coverage did so through employer-sponsored coverage, something the CBO said did not contribute to any relative gains in coverage.

The Obama administration has spent much of the past two weeks trumpeting the law in spite of a disastrous rollout. Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week, said 7.5 million people had enrolled in plans through the exchanges by the end of the law’s first open enrollment period on March 31.

Thank you Business Insider.

 

Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024

 

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Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024

 

Summary
As it usually does each spring, the Congressional Budget
Office (CBO) has updated the baseline budget projections
that it released earlier in the year.1 CBO now
estimates that if the current laws that govern federal taxes
and spending do not change, the budget deficit in fiscal
year 2014 will be $492 billion. Relative to the size of the
economy, that deficit—at 2.8 percent of gross domestic
product (GDP)—will be nearly a third less than the
$680 billion shortfall in fiscal year 2013, which was equal
to 4.1 percent of GDP.

This will be the fifth consecutive
year in which the deficit has declined as a share of GDP
since peaking at 9.8 percent in 2009 (see Figure 1).
But if current laws do not change, the period of shrinking
deficits will soon come to an end. Between 2015 and
2024, annual budget shortfalls are projected to rise substantially
from a low of $469 billion in 2015 to about
$1 trillion from 2022 through 2024—mainly because
of the aging population, rising health care costs, an
expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance, and
growing interest payments on federal debt. CBO expects
that cumulative deficits during that decade will equal
$7.6 trillion if current laws remain unchanged (see
Table 1). As a share of GDP, deficits are projected to rise
from 2.6 percent in 2015 to about 4 percent near the end
of the 10-year period. By comparison, the deficit averaged
3.1 percent of GDP over the past 40 years and
2.3 percent in the 40 years before fiscal year 2008, when
the most recent recession began.

From 2015 through
2024, both revenues and outlays are projected to be
greater than their 40-year averages as a percentage of
GDP. In CBO’s baseline projections, federal debt held by the
public reaches 78 percent of GDP by 2024, up from
72 percent at the end of 2013 and twice the 39 percent
average of the past four decades (see Figure 3 on page 5).
As recently as the end of 2007, federal debt equaled just
35 percent of GDP.

Such high and rising debt would have serious negative
consequences. Federal spending on interest payments
would increase considerably when interest rates rose to
more typical levels. Moreover, because federal borrowing
would eventually raise the cost of investment by businesses
and other entities, the capital stock would be
smaller, and productivity and wages lower, than if federal
borrowing was more limited. In addition, high debt
means that lawmakers would have less flexibility than
they otherwise would to use tax and spending policies to
respond to unexpected challenges. Finally, high debt
increases the risk of a fiscal crisis in which investors
would lose so much confidence in the government’s
ability to manage its budget that the government would
be unable to borrow at affordable rates.

CBO’s estimate of the deficit for this year is $23 billion
less than its February estimate, mostly because the agency
now anticipates lower outlays for discretionary programs
and net interest payments. The projected cumulative deficit
from 2015 through 2024 is $286 billion less than it
was in February: Though projected revenues are slightly
below the amounts that were previously reported, projected
outlays have dropped by more, largely because of
lower subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable
Care Act (ACA).

 

Read The Entire CBC Report.

 

 

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About This Document

 
This document is one of a series of reports on the state of the budget that the Congressional Budget
Office (CBO) issues each year. It satisfies the requirement of section 202(e) of the Congressional
Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 that CBO submit to the Committees on the
Budget periodic reports about fiscal policy and its baseline projections of the federal budget.

 
Jared Brewster and Amber Marcellino of CBO’s Budget Analysis Division prepared the report with
assistance from Mark Booth and with guidance from Jeffrey Holland, Theresa Gullo, Holly Harvey,
Peter Fontaine, and David Weiner. The estimates described here were the work of more than
100 people at CBO and many people on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.

 

In keeping with CBO’s mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this report makes no recommendations.
Robert Sunshine reviewed the report, Benjamin Plotinsky edited it, and Maureen Costantino and
Jeanine Rees prepared it for publication. An electronic version is available on CBO’s website
(www.cbo.gov/publication/45229).

 
Douglas W. Elmendorf

 
Director
April 2014

 

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President Obama Speaks About The Success Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES).


 

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More Than 7 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

 

 

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Today, the White House announced that more than 7 million Americans signed up for affordable care through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment, which ended on March 31.

The number, announced during Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s briefing, means that millions of Americans across the country now have access to quality, affordable care. And as numbers continue to come in from states that run their own Marketplaces, that number will continue to rise.

Later today, President Obama will deliver a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden — you can watch on WhiteHouse.gov/Live at 4:15 p.m. ET.

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Affordable Care Act

 

Published on Apr 1, 2014

Following the closing of the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, the President delivers remarks in the Rose Garden, announcing that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private health coverage. April 1, 2014.

 

 

 

President Barack Obama: 7.1 million Americans.

 

Last night, the first open enrollment period under theAffordable Care Act came to an end.

 

And this afternoon, we announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.

 

7.1 million.

 

That doesn’t count the more than 3 million young adults who have gained insurance under this law by staying on their families’ plans. It doesn’t count the millions more who have gotten covered through the expansion of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It doesn’t include the more than 100 million folks who now have better care — who are receiving additional benefits, like mammograms and contraceptive care, at no extra cost.

 

Now, millions of our fellow Americans have the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing they’re no longer leaving their health and well-being to chance. For many of them, quality health insurance wasn’t an option until this year — maybe because they couldn’t afford it, or because a pre-existing condition kept them locked out of a discriminatory system.

 

Today, that’s changed. And while our long-broken health care system may not be completely fixed, it’s without question a lot better. That’s something to be proud of — and there’s no good reason to go back.

 

Regardless of your politics, or your feelings about the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans with health coverage is something that’s good for our economy and our country.

 

At the end of the day, that is what this law — and the other reforms we’re fighting for, from a 21st-century immigration system to a fairer wage for every American who’s willing to work for it — are all about:

 

Making sure our country lives up to our highest ideals.

 

I am thankful to be your President today, and every day. And I am proud that this law will continue to make life better for millions of Americans in the years to come.

 

Thank you.

President Barack Obama

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Though HealthCare.gov got off to a rocky start in October, the open enrollment period ended with soaring interest — including a record-breaking 4.8 million visits to HealthCare.gov, and around 2 million calls to CMS call centers. Throughout this weekend, Americans across the country were literally lined up around the block at local enrollment centers.

It’s important to remember that 7 million represents only part of the total number of people who have received coverage under the Affordable Care Act: millions more have been covered by state Medicaid expansions, and around 3 million Americans under 26 are now covered under their parents’ plans.

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The White House: Last Call For Health Insurance. It’s The Last Day To Get Covered. Joey B. Visits Rachael Ray.


 

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Last Call for Health Insurance: It’s the Last Day to Get Covered

 

If you don’t have health insurance, today is the last day to get coverage that starts in 2014. Go right now to HealthCare.gov to sign up.

 

There are three ways to sign up:

 

 

Don’t put it off any longer — get covered now!

 

 

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Rachael Ray Tears Up During Joe Biden’s Last-Minute Obamacare Pitch

 

 

Published on Mar 31, 2014

3-31-14 – Vice President Joe Biden took his final pitch on the Affordable Care Act to Rachael Ray’s syndicated program Monday and found an emotional, effective pitchwoman in the daytime talk show host. Ray began to tear up as she described to Biden and her audience how her family used Healthcare.gov to help her brother find a new insurance plan after he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. “My mom and my sister went on the site and used it as a resource to find the people in our community and they found the right healthcare for my brother and his child,” Ray explained. “It is such an important resource for Americans, and I just thank this administration for doing this.”

 

RELATED: Ellen Thanks Obama for Obamacare: ‘Everyone’s Very Grateful You Did This’

 

Biden then used Ray’s story to tout the “peace of mind” Obamacare can bring to people like her brother and millions of other Americans who will no longer be able to be dropped by their insurance companies for having pre-existing conditions. When Ray pointed out that she was “getting teary” because of how “emotional” the issue is for her, Biden commiserated, saying, “No, it’s personal.”

 

“I hope that young people take it seriously enough to get online today and get signed up,” Ray said to her viewers on the final day of the enrollment period. “It’s so important to take advantage of this.”

 

 

 

 

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@WhiteHouse You've still got time to #BeatTheBuzzer and sign up for health insurance. #GetCoveredNow → http://Healthcare.gov

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You’ve still got time to #BeatTheBuzzer and sign up for health insurance. #GetCoveredNow → http://Healthcare.gov

 

 

MARCH 31, 2014
2014 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014
2015 open enrollment begins
You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2015 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

Learn more:

 

 

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How to Get Obamacare (healthcare.gov enrollment instructions)

 

Published on Oct 12, 2013

How to Get Obamacare is a Free Guide to Enrolling on Healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange. Learn How to Save money with Gov Subsidy, and avoid the penalty. Brought to you by Insureacare http://www.insureacare.com/Affordable…

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Jarrett to Hollywood to Get Obamacare in Movie, TV Scripts

 

 

 

 

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Get Covered: The Video Edition.


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The President Wants You to Get Covered Today: “Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It”

 

There are zero days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov. Open enrollment ends TODAY March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today.

 

As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never have to worry you’ll lose everything to medical bills. That’s why health insurance is so important.”

 

If you’re not covered, don’t wait any longer — sign up today.

 

And if you already have health insurance, tell your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to get covered, too. Visit WH.gov/GetCovered for tips on how to spread the word.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 31, 2014
2014 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014
2015 open enrollment begins
You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2015 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

Learn more:

 

 

How to Get Obamacare (healthcare.gov enrollment instructions)

 

Published on Oct 12, 2013

How to Get Obamacare is a Free Guide to Enrolling on Healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange. Learn How to Save money with Gov Subsidy, and avoid the penalty. Brought to you by Insureacare http://www.insureacare.com/Affordable…

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Jarrett to Hollywood to Get Obamacare in Movie, TV Scripts

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Lies About Obamacare

 

Published on Mar 23, 2014

To mark the four year anniversary of the signing of theAffordable Care Act we’ve collected and debunked the top 5 lies spread by right-wing media concerning it.

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“The bottom line is I’m going to need you, and the country needs you. And a lot of your friends and peers, they may not know that they need you, but if something happens somewhere down the road where they really need to get to a hospital or a doctor, the fact that you have talked to them and gotten them involved is going to make all the difference in the world.” — President Obama, 12/4/2013

 

 

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More than 6.5 million Americans have already gotten coverage. Make sure you’re friends and loved ones are covered by March 31 at Healthcare.gov.

 

 

Spread the #GetCovered Message

 

Whether it’s updating your social profile photo, tweeting or posting a story on Facebook, there are visible actions that we can all take right now to spread the word about the importance of getting covered. It takes seconds to do — and it matters.

 

 

 

See What People Are Saying

 

Americans all around the country, both online and offline, are sharing why it’s important to #GetCovered — and how the Affordable Care Act is helping them. Check out what they’re saying (and then pass it on):

 

 

Lebron James: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 14, 2014

Lebron James wants to tell you about the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. You can go there to find an affordable health plan as part of the health care law. The deadline to enroll is March 31.

 

 

 

 

Molly’s Covered. You Can #GetCovered Too! Enroll by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

Molly is 23 years old and she found affordable coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. She pays $76 a month for a health plan that includes dental! Enroll by March 31. Find out how much you can save :https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premi…

 

 

 

 

Magic Johnson: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 14, 2014

Magic Johnson wants to tell you about the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. You can go there to find an affordable health plan as part of the health care law. The deadline to enroll is March 31.

 

 

 

 

LaNika’s Covered. You Can #GetCovered Too! Enroll by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

LaNika is a volleyball coach who found affordable coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. She pays less than $100 a month for a health plan that includes dental! Enroll by March 31. Find out how much you can save :https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premi…

 

 

 

 

Alonzo Mourning: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

When sickness or injury strike, having health insurance can mean the difference between falling and getting back up and dropping out of the game. Visit https://www.HealthCare.gov today to look at your options. Quality, affordable coverage is just a call, click or conversation away.

Enroll today so you can stay in the game.

 

 

 

 

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

 

Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.

 

 

 

 

MARCH 31, 2014
2014 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014
2015 open enrollment begins
You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2015 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

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Biden: ‘Everyone is going to be surprised’ by ObamaCare: Joey B. Appears On The Rachel Ray Show.

 

Vice President Biden on Monday urged Americans to check out the ObamaCare insurance exchanges on the final day of open enrollment during an appearance on the Rachel Ray Show.

 

The vice president and talk show host chatted about how those individuals with preexisting conditions could now gain coverage, and Biden told young Americans to enroll even if they feel “invincible.” Biden stressed that while Monday was the last day of the enrollment period, those who started their applications now could finish later.

 

“Get in the queue,” the vice president implored.

 

Biden also predicted that at the end of the open enrollment period, Americans would be surprised at how popular it was, despite the technical problems that plagued the early months of the exchange.

 

“I think everyone is going to be surprised and pleased at how this has turned out,” he said.

 

A White House official described Biden’s appearance as part of a last-effort push to encourage enrollment. According to the White House, 27,000 trained navigators will appear at 8,600 community health centers, among other locations, to enroll interested consumers on Monday.

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday The 31st Of March. ObamaCARES Deadline Day.


 

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How to Get Obamacare ( healthcare.gov enrollment instructions )

 

Published on Oct 12, 2013

How to Get Obamacare is a Free Guide to Enrolling on Healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange. Learn How to Save money with Gov Subsidy, and avoid the penalty. Braught to you by Insureacarehttp://www.insureacare.com/Affordable…

 

 

 

 

Valerie Jarrett to Hollywood to Get Obamacare in Movie, TV Scripts

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Lies About Obamacare

 

Published on Mar 23, 2014

To mark the four year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act we’ve collected and debunked the top 5 lies spread by right-wing media concerning it.

Myth 5
http://mythopedia.mediamatters.org/my…

Myth 4
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/…

Myth 3
http://mythopedia.mediamatters.org/my…

Myth 2
http://mythopedia.mediamatters.org/my…

Myth 1
http://mythopedia.mediamatters.org/my…

 

 

 

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The President Wants You to Get Covered Today: “Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It”

 

There are zero days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov. Open enrollment ends TODAY March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today.

 

As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never have to worry you’ll lose everything to medical bills. That’s why health insurance is so important.”

 

If you’re not covered, don’t wait any longer — sign up today.

 

And if you already have health insurance, tell your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to get covered, too. VisitWH.gov/GetCovered for tips on how to spread the word.

 

 

 

 

 

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White House Schedule – March 31st, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31st, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MARCH 31st, 2014

 

In the morning the President will attend the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

 

Mid morning the President will hold meetings with his senior staff in the Oval Office.

 

 

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Monday, March 31 2014  All Times ET

 

10:30 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 
11:15 AM: The President meets with senior staffers, Oval Office.

 

1:15 PM: The White House Daily Briefing. White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

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Schedule for the Week of March 31st to April 4th, 2014.

 

On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

On Tuesday, the President will welcome the Boston Red Sox to the White House to honor the team and their 2013 World Series Championship.

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for an event on his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.  Following this event, he will travel to Chicago, Illinois to attend DNC events.

 

On Thursday, the President and First Lady will host members of the United States teams and delegations from the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at the White House.

 

On Friday, the President will host Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia at the White House.  During the meeting, the President looks forward to discussing the commitment Tunisia’s leaders have made to advancing Tunisia’s democracy and how the United States can further support Tunisia’s historic transition.  The leaders will discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest, including U.S. economic, political, and security assistance to support the Prime Minister’s reform agenda and Tunisia’s stability.  Prime Minister Jomaa’s visit is a demonstration of the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Tunisian people, and America’s enduring commitment to Tunisia’s democratic transition. The Vice President will also attend.

 

 

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President Obama hits Chicago Wednesday for DNC fundraisers

 

President Barack Obama hits Chicago on Wednesday for two jumbo priced fundraisers to benefit the Democratic National Committee.

 

Obama hosts a roundtable—I am told keyed towards business executives—at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse downtown where about 25 folks are expected; the tab is up to $32,400. The Obama roundtable is hosted by Mesirow Financial Chairman and CEO Richard Price.

 

Later, Obama is the headliner at a dinner for about 55—donating up to $10,000–at the Lincoln Park  home of Craig Freedman and Grace Tsao-Wu, who is an Obama major donor and fund-raiser.

 

“It will be a great opportunity to get a photo with the President and hear him speak in an intimate setting,” a note with the invite for the Lincoln Park event said.

 

 

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President Obama, Pope Francis gift exchange: Details on the presents

 

Global leaders routinely exchange gifts and on Thursday, President Barack Obama in the Vatican gave Pope Francis a custom seed chest constructed with reclaimed wood from a historic Baltimore cathedral. If the pope comes to Washington — and he might — President Obama wants him to see First Lady Michelle’s White House garden. The pope gave President Obama a book, Evangelii Gaudium, or “The Joy of the Gospel.”

 

“The president was up first for the exchange,” according to the pool report. “He gave the Pope a custom-made box of seeds. The President mentioned that he heard the pope has decided to open gardens at the summer residence to the public.

 

“These I think are carrots,” he said, holding a pouch. “Each one has a different seed in it. The box is made from timber from the first cathedral to open in the United States in Baltimore.”

 

“If you have a chance to come to the White House, we can show you our garden as well,” the President said.

 

President Obama also received an encyclical.

 

“I actually will probably read this in the Oval Office when I’m deeply frustrated. I’m sure it will give me strength and calm me down,” the president said smiling.

 

When the president told the pope that he could visit the White House garden, the pope responded in Spanish: “Como no,” which translates to “why not?” Or “for sure.”

 

Federal employees—and President Obama is one of them– are banned, by law, of keeping anything worth more than $350, so most items end up in government archives storage. Some items—such as art, vases and rugs—can be put on display.

 

Thanks to the pool reporters on the scene, Michael D. Shear of The New York Times and Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico for the details in their reports:

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GIFT TO POPE FRANCIS

President Barack Obama presented His Holiness Pope Francis with a custom-made seed chest featuring a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House Garden.  Earlier this month, Pope Francis made the historic announcement that he would open to the public the gardens of the papal summer residence, the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo.

 

The chest is made from American leather, and features reclaimed wood from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals built in the United States.

 

The Basilica’s cornerstone was laid by John Carroll, a Jesuit and the first Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States.  The Cathedral was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, who was selected by President Thomas Jefferson to serve as an Architect of the Capitol, and played a pivotal role in its design and construction.

 

The inscription on the chest reads:

Presented to His Holiness Pope Francis

by Barack Obama

President of the United States of America

March 27, 2014

 

In keeping with the spirit of the gift, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will donate seeds that will yield several tons of produce to a charity of Pope Francis’ choosing.

 

 

POPE FRANCIS GIFT TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

“The pope presented the President with two medallions, including one that symbolized the need for solidarity and peace between the northern and southern hemispheres.

 

…The other gift was a copy of Evangelii Gaudium, or “The Joy of the Gospel.” This was the book that prompted President Obama to say he would read it in the Oval Office when he needs a lift. It is a 2013 apostolic exhortation by Francis that called a new era evangelization and for a renewed focus on the world’s poor.

 

 

 

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