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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 93 May 14, 2015 Part II The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9279—National Women’s Health Week, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 May 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 May 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 27849 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 93 Thursday, May 14, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9279 of May 11, 2015 The President National Women’s Health Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The security of quality, affordable health care should not be a privilege— it should be a fundamental right for every person, regardless of their sex or gender. Today, the Affordable Care Act is helping to secure this right for women across our Nation. The law is saving money for women and their families, and it is saving lives—of our mothers, daughters, and sisters— and helping more women achieve their fullest potential. During National Women’s Health Week, we reaffirm the belief that ensuring all women and girls have the opportunity to live full and healthy lives is vital to their success and to the prosperity of our Nation; we celebrate the difference the Affordable Care Act has made for countless women; and we recommit to building on its success because we know that when women succeed, America succeeds. Over the past year, millions of women have gained the security of knowing their personal and professional goals will not be jeopardized just because they face a health challenge. Because of the Affordable Care Act, women can no longer be charged different premiums than men for the same coverage or be denied insurance based on pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy or violence-related injuries. The law also requires most insurance plans to cover basic health services, including contraceptive, prenatal, and maternity care. And today, tens of millions of women are benefiting from expanded access to preventive care under the law—services which can lead to early detection of some of the many health challenges that disproportionately affect women. Because these preventive services—like screenings for breast cancer, domestic violence, and osteoporosis—are available without cost sharing, women are not forced to choose between health care necessities and other essential expenses. The equality that all women deserve is inextricably linked to safeguarding access to preventive services and treatment and eliminating disparities in health outcomes. My Administration is committed to strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and we are striving to reach all those who have yet to enroll and gain access to the crucial services it provides. Every day, we are working to make women’s health care more affordable, increase women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, and improve maternal and child health outcomes. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 As we celebrate National Women’s Health Week, we rededicate ourselves to advancing women’s health and building a healthy future for all women and girls across our country. To learn more and to access additional information and resources, Americans can visit www.WomensHealth.gov and www.GirlsHealth.gov. 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 May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Women’s Health Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate the progress we have made in protecting women’s health and to promote awareness, prevention, and educational activities that improve the health of all women. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 May 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 27850 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 93 / Thursday, May 14, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–11890 Filed 5–13–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 May 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 93 (Thursday, May 14, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 27847-27850]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11890]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 93

May 14, 2015

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9279--National Women's Health Week, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 93 / Thursday, May 14, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9279 of May 11, 2015

                
National Women's Health Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The security of quality, affordable health care should 
                not be a privilege--it should be a fundamental right 
                for every person, regardless of their sex or gender. 
                Today, the Affordable Care Act is helping to secure 
                this right for women across our Nation. The law is 
                saving money for women and their families, and it is 
                saving lives--of our mothers, daughters, and sisters--
                and helping more women achieve their fullest potential. 
                During National Women's Health Week, we reaffirm the 
                belief that ensuring all women and girls have the 
                opportunity to live full and healthy lives is vital to 
                their success and to the prosperity of our Nation; we 
                celebrate the difference the Affordable Care Act has 
                made for countless women; and we recommit to building 
                on its success because we know that when women succeed, 
                America succeeds.

                Over the past year, millions of women have gained the 
                security of knowing their personal and professional 
                goals will not be jeopardized just because they face a 
                health challenge. Because of the Affordable Care Act, 
                women can no longer be charged different premiums than 
                men for the same coverage or be denied insurance based 
                on pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy or 
                violence-related injuries. The law also requires most 
                insurance plans to cover basic health services, 
                including contraceptive, prenatal, and maternity care. 
                And today, tens of millions of women are benefiting 
                from expanded access to preventive care under the law--
                services which can lead to early detection of some of 
                the many health challenges that disproportionately 
                affect women. Because these preventive services--like 
                screenings for breast cancer, domestic violence, and 
                osteoporosis--are available without cost sharing, women 
                are not forced to choose between health care 
                necessities and other essential expenses.

                The equality that all women deserve is inextricably 
                linked to safeguarding access to preventive services 
                and treatment and eliminating disparities in health 
                outcomes. My Administration is committed to 
                strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and we are 
                striving to reach all those who have yet to enroll and 
                gain access to the crucial services it provides. Every 
                day, we are working to make women's health care more 
                affordable, increase women's access to sexual and 
                reproductive health services, and improve maternal and 
                child health outcomes.

                As we celebrate National Women's Health Week, we 
                rededicate ourselves to advancing women's health and 
                building a healthy future for all women and girls 
                across our country. To learn more and to access 
                additional information and resources, Americans can 
                visit www.WomensHealth.gov and www.GirlsHealth.gov.

                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 May 10 through May 
                16, 2015, as National Women's Health Week. I encourage 
                all Americans to celebrate the progress we have made in 
                protecting women's health and to promote awareness, 
                prevention, and educational activities that improve the 
                health of all women.

[[Page 27850]]

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

[FR Doc. 2015-11890
Filed 5-13-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5