Child Health Day, 2014, 60941-60942 [2014-24215]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60941 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9186 of October 3, 2014 Child Health Day, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation All children deserve equal opportunities to realize their potential and reach their dreams. Securing this promise for our daughters and sons begins with ensuring their health and well-being. As we pause on Child Health Day to reflect on this profound obligation, let us recommit to fostering a society where there are no limits to what our Nation’s young people can achieve. The Affordable Care Act supports children’s health not only by expanding access to quality, affordable health insurance for millions of Americans, but also by guaranteeing that most health plans cover recommended preventive services for children without copays, including immunizations and developmental screenings. Millions of children are already benefiting from this care, and even more will be protected in the years to come. As kids grow, the Affordable Care Act continues to support their health by prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay on a parent’s health insurance plan until age 26. This builds on the successes of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which have significantly reduced the percentage of uninsured children. When more than one-third of American children and adolescents are overweight or obese, expanding access to nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity is an urgent health issue. Working with both the public and private sectors, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is making it easier for parents and children to make healthy choices that put kids on the path to a bright future during their earliest months and years. As a Nation, we have an obligation to invest in the health of future generations by protecting our planet and our environment. In the past 30 years, asthma rates have doubled, and as air pollution gets worse, more kids will suffer. Clean air and water are essential to the well-being of our children and grandchildren, and we must work today to secure their tomorrow. My Administration has taken action and will continue to pursue policies that reduce harmful air pollution, improve water quality, and protect communities from toxic chemical exposures. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES When young Americans have the opportunity to live healthy and safe lives, they are free to pursue their full measure of happiness. Today, we continue our work to support our children’s health and build a Nation where all our daughters and sons can thrive. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as Child Health Day and has requested that the President issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 6, 2014, as Child Health Day. I call upon families, educators, child health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and all levels of government to help ensure America’s children are healthy. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD1.SGM 08OCD1 60942 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of October, 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. [FR Doc. 2014–24215 Filed 10–7–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD1.SGM 08OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 8, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60941-60942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24215]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9186 of October 3, 2014

                
Child Health Day, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                All children deserve equal opportunities to realize 
                their potential and reach their dreams. Securing this 
                promise for our daughters and sons begins with ensuring 
                their health and well-being. As we pause on Child 
                Health Day to reflect on this profound obligation, let 
                us recommit to fostering a society where there are no 
                limits to what our Nation's young people can achieve.

                The Affordable Care Act supports children's health not 
                only by expanding access to quality, affordable health 
                insurance for millions of Americans, but also by 
                guaranteeing that most health plans cover recommended 
                preventive services for children without copays, 
                including immunizations and developmental screenings. 
                Millions of children are already benefiting from this 
                care, and even more will be protected in the years to 
                come. As kids grow, the Affordable Care Act continues 
                to support their health by prohibiting insurance 
                companies from denying coverage to children with pre-
                existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay 
                on a parent's health insurance plan until age 26. This 
                builds on the successes of Medicaid and the Children's 
                Health Insurance Program, which have significantly 
                reduced the percentage of uninsured children.

                When more than one-third of American children and 
                adolescents are overweight or obese, expanding access 
                to nutritious foods and opportunities for physical 
                activity is an urgent health issue. Working with both 
                the public and private sectors, First Lady Michelle 
                Obama's Let's Move! initiative is making it easier for 
                parents and children to make healthy choices that put 
                kids on the path to a bright future during their 
                earliest months and years.

                As a Nation, we have an obligation to invest in the 
                health of future generations by protecting our planet 
                and our environment. In the past 30 years, asthma rates 
                have doubled, and as air pollution gets worse, more 
                kids will suffer. Clean air and water are essential to 
                the well-being of our children and grandchildren, and 
                we must work today to secure their tomorrow. My 
                Administration has taken action and will continue to 
                pursue policies that reduce harmful air pollution, 
                improve water quality, and protect communities from 
                toxic chemical exposures.

                When young Americans have the opportunity to live 
                healthy and safe lives, they are free to pursue their 
                full measure of happiness. Today, we continue our work 
                to support our children's health and build a Nation 
                where all our daughters and sons can thrive.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 
                1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the 
                designation of the first Monday in October as Child 
                Health Day and has requested that the President issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, 
                October 6, 2014, as Child Health Day. I call upon 
                families, educators, child health professionals, faith-
                based and community organizations, and all levels of 
                government to help ensure America's children are 
                healthy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of October, 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. 2014-24215
Filed 10-7-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5