The First Lady Announces New School Wellness Standards

The First Lady: Thank you all. Rest. Thank you for braving the weather and being here. I want to start by thanking Sam for that very outstanding introduction. We were saying backstage, don’t you believe him? Good kid, good — great speaker. And thank you for your commitment and for being such a great role…

Making Healthy Food Accessible & Affordable

Mrs. Obama: All right, Albalee, that applause was just as much for me as it was for your wonderful introduction. (laughter) Wasn’t she? She did a great job, great job. (applause) Just know that we’re all very proud of you, and we’re all very proud of every single one of your classmates and every single…

Health Care Stakeholder Discussion: Prevention and Wellness

Mr. Hash: Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Good afternoon. Mr. Hash: My name is Michael Hash, and I’m here from the White House Office of Health Reform. I bring regrets, sincere regrets from my boss, Nancy-Ann DeParle, who had fully intended to be here. But as many of you — most of you, not all…

First Lady Michelle Obama in the Garden on Health and Nutrition

The First Lady: But I want to just welcome everybody here in the First Lady’s Garden at the White House, and I just wanted to say a few words to make sure that we all really understand why we’re here and what we’ve accomplished, because today is really the culmination of a lot of hard…

President Obama Holds a Health Care Town Hall at AARP

Mr. Cuthbert: Hi everybody, I’m Mike Cuthbert. Welcome to this latest in a series of AARP health care tele-town halls, where AARP members can ask questions and voice their concerns about health care in America at this critical juncture in the health care reform effort. We’re joined today by a very special guest, President Barack…

Weekly Address: Myths and Morality in Health Insurance Reform

The President: Each and every day in this country, Americans are grappling with health care premiums that are growing three times the rate of wages and insurance company policies that limit coverage and raise out-of-pocket costs. Thousands are losing their insurance coverage each day. Without real reform, the burdens on America’s families and businesses will…

The Truth About Health Care Insurance Reform

LINDA DOUGLASS: Hi, I’m Linda Douglass, I’m the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform. And one of my jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that’s out there about health insurance reform. And there are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now, such as this one,…

Women’s Health Town Hall

Mayra Alvarez: Good morning, everyone. Audience Members: Good morning. Mayra Alvarez: My name is Mayra Alvarez, and I’m Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. And on behalf of the Department and the Administration, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our…

Health Insurance Reform Right Now

Connie: Hi. Hi. My name is Connie and I am here to introduce the President on behalf of my sister Natoma who is sick and can’t be here today. She, like so many Americans, has long struggled with the cost of health insurance. In 2009, Natoma’s premiums were increased over 25%. When she learned that…

Weekly Address: Real Conversations About Health Insurance Reform

The President: This week, I’ve been traveling across our country to discuss health insurance reform and to hear directly from folks like you — your questions, your concerns, and your stories. Now, I know there’s been a lot of attention paid to some of the town hall meetings that are going on around the country…