Policy

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

A primary goal of the ACA is to help the 16% uninsured and eligible Americans gain access to quality, affordable healthcare. Central to this goal is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, eligible Americans will be able to enroll in a health plan to get coverage that starts in January 2014. It’s now time to raise awareness of the Marketplace to maximize the number of Americans who enroll; open period beginning October 1, 2013.

Please visit the following links for more information about he Affordable Care Act:

Other Important Healthcare information:

What the ACA means to Communities

What the  ACA means for Parents and Teachers

What ACA means for students

10 Ways to promote the NEW Insurance opportunities to your school

Click here for more facts about ACA and the African American Community

Executive Order

On February 26, 2010 President Obama signed an executive order renewing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

At the event, held in the East Room of the White House, the President spoke about the importance of the Nation’s 105 HBCUs, which serve more than 300,000 students.

Watch the President’s remarks below. Read a blog post about the event. See the press release and the executive order.