First Lady Michelle Obama Shares Personal First-Person Story About Her Choices in Health Care for Her Children

First Lady Obama Addresses First Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act in Op-Ed Story on

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an exclusive opinion editorial on Shine from Yahoo! (, the leading website for women’s lifestyle content with more than 27 million visitors per month, First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a personal story about learning to provide better healthcare for her children.


The First Lady shares details of a doctor’s visit, where she first learned about BMI (body mass index) and how her meal choices were affecting her children. She encourages adults to schedule doctor visits for their children and to get the preventive care they need to help stop disease and illness.

The Affordable Care Act requires new insurance plans to cover preventive services like BMI screenings, mammograms, colonoscopies, cervical screenings and treatment for high blood pressure without any kind of deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. So today, most Americans can have their children’s BMI screened or get important cancer screenings without paying a penny out of pocket.

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