In 2014, 85 percent of people who picked plans from HealthCare.gov qualified for savings through financial assistance. And the average consumer paid $82 a month after those credits were applied. This year, 25 percent more issuers are offering plans on the site. There's a good chance you -- or someone you know -- qualifies for savings.
I love statistics that tell a compelling story. The numbers consistently show that Americans of all ages are working together to keep our nation strong.
As an active volunteer, you know volunteering is and always will be a core American value. Last year, one in four of us volunteered through an organization, and two in three of us regularly helped our neighbors.
Nearly 63 million Americans volunteered nearly 8 billion hours last year
This service has an estimated value of $173 billion(based on the Independent Sector’s estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour)
More than 138 million Americans (or 63 percent) volunteered informally in their communities
But that’s not the end of it: We need volunteers like you now more than ever. More than 80 percent of our nation’s nonprofits depend on you to do their important work.
That’s why I’m asking all of you to stay involved and #GoVolunteer. The holidays are an excellent time to go as a family, take your kids, and bring a friend. You know best how to make a difference, and you can always visit Serve.gov for more ideas.
The state of volunteering and civic life in America is strong – and it’s up to you to keep it up. #GoVolunteer!
Wendy Spencer, CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service
P.S. A perfect time to volunteer is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, 2015. Visit MLKDay.gov to find a service project near you!
Every one of us benefits from the security that comes from having health insurance, but millions of Americans need to act right now, before December 15.
Here's what you need to know: If you need coverage that starts on January 1, you've only got two days left to enroll at HealthCare.gov and review your options for 2015 coverage.
If you already have health insurance -- it pays to shop. First, update your information. This is important, because you might be eligible for lower costs than last year. Next, shop and compare your plan options. You may very well find that there is a different plan available this year that saves you more money, offers more services, or includes more doctors. Finally, select the plan that best meets your family's health and financial needs. Even if none of your information has changed, you may still be able to get a better deal and help paying for coverage.
Know someone who might still need to get covered -- maybe a friend who just changed jobs, or a niece or nephew who recently turned 26?
It's my job to help keep Americans healthy, and that means making sure as many Americans as possible have the peace of mind that comes from quality, affordable health insurance.
There's a role every single one of us can play in making that happen.
Just now, the President took action to protect a place called Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here's why that matters:
It places a national treasure -- and one of the nation's most productive fisheries -- off limits for oil and gas leasing. Alaskans have been fighting to preserve Bristol Bay for decades. Today, we got it done.
Bristol Bay helps to produce 40 percent of America's wild-caught seafood each year. It supports $2 billion every year in commercial fishing, and supports good jobs in sport-fishing and tourism.
These waters are beautiful and valuable, and today's action will ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy their bounty.
Defendemos a utilização de conteúdo local como base para o desenvolvimento sustentável das nações. O coordenador executivo do Programa de Mobilização da Indústria Nacional de Petróleo e Gás Natural (Prominp), Paulo Sergio Rodrigues Alonso, deu uma palestra sobre o tema durante o evento Diálogo sobre o Setor Extrativo e o Desenvolvimento Sustentável: fortalecendo a cooperação público-privada no contexto da Agenda Pós-2015.
Iniciamos o transporte do casco da P-66, o único construído totalmente no País até hoje. A plataforma é a primeira da série de oito unidades flutuantes de produção, armazenamento e transferência de óleo (FPSOs - Floating Production Storage Offloading Unit). As FPSOs replicantes estão em construção para atender às demandas nacionais de produção de petróleo.
Lançamos a quarta edição do projeto Memória do Esporte Olímpico Brasileiro, que integra o programa Petrobras Esporte & Cidadania. A iniciativa oferecerá mais de R$ 2 milhões à produção de documentários. Os contemplados contribuirão para formar uma memória audiovisual da história do Brasil nas Olimpíadas.
Nós apoiamos um mundo sem violência, no qual os direitos humanos sejam respeitados. Conheça a 9ª edição da campanha pelo fim da violência contra a mulher. A novidade é o lançamento do Clique 180, aplicativo para celular.