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ObamaCare: The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Catholic Hospital Association conference in Washington, DC. President Obama discussed what healthcare reform has meant to millions of Americans and the affordable coverage options for individuals in general

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd during Catholic Hospital Association Conference in Washington on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  Obama defended the health care overhaul just days ahead of an anticipated decision by the Supreme Court that could eliminate health care for millions of people.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Barack Obama greets a nun in the audience after speaking to the Catholic Hospital Association Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, about healthcare reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama greets a nun in the audience

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrive to speak at the Catholic Hospital Association Conference about healthcare reform, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Jun
15

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers commencement address to King College Prep

8:0 EDT (Ceremony starts): First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to King College Prep graduates, the school Hadiya Pendleton attended, at Chicago State University’s Convocation Center

Live streaming here

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Jun
15

The GOP Loves ObamaCare. They Just Hate Admitting It

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Dave Gilson: 20 Obamacare Stats Republicans Don’t Want You to See

• Nearly 30 million Americans have gotten health insurance under Obamacare.

• The rate of uninsured adults has dropped to 12.3%.

Percentage of insurance exchange customers who’d previously been uninsured: 57%

• Annual number of people who would be uninsured over the next decade if not for Obamcare: 24 to 27 million

• The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate of how much Obamacare’s subsidies will cost: $209 billion less than projected

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Mike Corones: Mapping Obamacare Grants: Which States Got What?

Politics makes for odd sickbed funding. When Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his plans to run for president official, the announcement came with an awkward revelation: Cruz, who has made opposition to the law his signature, would have to enroll in Obamacare.

But Cruz isn’t the only GOP presidential hopeful to hold his nose and accept some filthy healthcare lucre. As this Reuters graphic shows, since 2010, Affordable Care Act (ACA) grants have doled out varying amounts to states, from less than $10 million to over $500 million. Some of those grants have gone to some surprising places: A Reuters exclusive from Andy Sullivan reveals that Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas Governor Rick Perry collectively applied for and won at least $352 million in ACA grants.

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15

Up Next: President delivers remarks at Catholic Hospital Association Conference

11:50 EDT: The President delivers remarks at the Catholic Hospital Association Conference, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Jun
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets children at a day care facility adjacent to daughter Sasha’s school in Bethesda, Md., following her 4th grade closing ceremony, June 9, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (EDT)

11:50: The President delivers remarks at the Catholic Hospital Association Conference, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

8:0: First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to King College Prep graduates, the school Hadiya Pendleton attended, at Chicago State University’s Convocation Center. (The ceremony starts at 7:0 CDT)

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On This Day: President Barack Obama talks with kids from the Children’s Miracle Network in the East Room of the White House, June 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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