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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Wednesday, No. 156 August 13, 2014 Part III The President emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Proclamation 9152—National Health Center Week, 2014 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Aug 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Aug 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 47549 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 156 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9152 of August 8, 2014 The President National Health Center Week, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In the United States of America, no one should have to live in poverty just because they get sick. Families deserve quality, affordable health care and the peace of mind that comes with it—regardless of who they are, where they live, or what language they speak. Today, nearly 1,300 health centers provide primary care and preventive services at over 9,000 locations across our country. During National Health Center Week, we acknowledge health centers’ vital role, and we salute the professionals who work long hours to deliver these essential services. In small towns and big cities, health centers serve as a trusted network, connecting patients with community resources. Nearly 5 million people received enrollment assistance at their local health center to help them access coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Many of the newly insured—who for so long were priced out of the market or denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition—will have the opportunity to receive their first covered checkup at a community health center. With more Americans getting health insurance, the Affordable Care Act has made substantial investments in health centers so they can open their doors to record numbers of patients. Earlier this year, my Administration announced new funding to help our Nation’s health centers expand their hours, offer additional services, and hire more medical providers. Health centers emphasize education and healthy lifestyles, and they help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. They lift up families and create jobs that power local economies. By encouraging regular checkups and routine screenings, health center staff help patients get timely care and reduce the need for emergency treatment. Americans can find a health center near them by using the ‘‘Find a Health Center’’ tool at www.HRSA.gov. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS What started as an experiment to expand the promise of health security today delivers quality care across America—at prices people can afford, with the dignity and respect they deserve. This week, we recognize the importance of health centers and the critical support they provide to communities that need it most. Let us celebrate the progress health centers have helped us achieve and build on this foundation as we work to expand access to affordable care. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 10 through August 16, 2014, as National Health Center Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate this week by visiting their local health center, meeting health center providers, and exploring the programs they offer to help keep families healthy. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Aug 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 47550 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 13, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–19346 Filed 8–12–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Aug 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F4

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Vol. 79

Wednesday,

No. 156

August 13, 2014

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9152--National Health Center Week, 2014


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 156 / Wednesday, August 13, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9152 of August 8, 2014

                
National Health Center Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the United States of America, no one should have to 
                live in poverty just because they get sick. Families 
                deserve quality, affordable health care and the peace 
                of mind that comes with it--regardless of who they are, 
                where they live, or what language they speak. Today, 
                nearly 1,300 health centers provide primary care and 
                preventive services at over 9,000 locations across our 
                country. During National Health Center Week, we 
                acknowledge health centers' vital role, and we salute 
                the professionals who work long hours to deliver these 
                essential services.

                In small towns and big cities, health centers serve as 
                a trusted network, connecting patients with community 
                resources. Nearly 5 million people received enrollment 
                assistance at their local health center to help them 
                access coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Many 
                of the newly insured--who for so long were priced out 
                of the market or denied coverage because of a pre-
                existing condition--will have the opportunity to 
                receive their first covered checkup at a community 
                health center. With more Americans getting health 
                insurance, the Affordable Care Act has made substantial 
                investments in health centers so they can open their 
                doors to record numbers of patients. Earlier this year, 
                my Administration announced new funding to help our 
                Nation's health centers expand their hours, offer 
                additional services, and hire more medical providers.

                Health centers emphasize education and healthy 
                lifestyles, and they help reduce racial and ethnic 
                disparities in care. They lift up families and create 
                jobs that power local economies. By encouraging regular 
                checkups and routine screenings, health center staff 
                help patients get timely care and reduce the need for 
                emergency treatment. Americans can find a health center 
                near them by using the ``Find a Health Center'' tool at 
                www.HRSA.gov.

                What started as an experiment to expand the promise of 
                health security today delivers quality care across 
                America--at prices people can afford, with the dignity 
                and respect they deserve. This week, we recognize the 
                importance of health centers and the critical support 
                they provide to communities that need it most. Let us 
                celebrate the progress health centers have helped us 
                achieve and build on this foundation as we work to 
                expand access to affordable care.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 10 
                through August 16, 2014, as National Health Center 
                Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate this week 
                by visiting their local health center, meeting health 
                center providers, and exploring the programs they offer 
                to help keep families healthy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-19346
Filed 8-12-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4