below, from the East Wing....
UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
***POSTPONED*** - The White House South Lawn Series event featuring tennis - scheduled for this morning with the First Lady and young people from the Washington, DC area - is postponed due to rain.
The following event will still be taking place today:
Wednesday, July 14th, The First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join doctors, nurses, families, and leaders from health community to make an announcement regarding new preventive health care coverage made available under the Affordable Care Act at George Washington University Hospital at 2:15 PM EDT. Chronic and often preventable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation's health spending. In addition, obese individuals have health care costs 39 percent above average. High-quality preventive care helps Americans stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives and help reduce costs. Under the Affordable Care Act, new insurance plans are required to provide preventive care without cost-sharing, which will remove financial barriers for many Americans to preventive services such as mammograms, colonoscopies and immunizations, help prevent disease and reduce costs. This event is pooled press.