Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women will now have access to life-saving preventive care, such as mammograms and contraception, without paying any more out of their own pockets.
Today, we move yet another step closer to giving women control over their health care. In addition to the benefits for women already included in the Affordable Care Act, beginning the first plan year after August 1, 2012, most private health insurance plans will cover additional women’s preventive services without requiring women to pay an extra penny out of their pockets. These services include:
- Well-woman visits
- Screening for gestational diabetes, which help protect the mother and her child from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases
- Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling
- Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence
- Contraception and contraceptive counseling
- HPV DNA testing
- STI counseling
- HIV screening and counseling
These services are based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, which relied on advice from independent physicians, nurses, scientists, and other experts, as well as evidence-based research, to develop its recommendations. And insurance companies know these services help prevent disease and illness, which can save them money in the long run.
By eliminating barriers like copays, co-insurance, and deductibles, secure, affordable coverage is quickly becoming a reality for millions of American women and families.
President Obama recalled his mother telling him, “You can tell how far a society is going to go by how it treats its women and girls. And if they’re doing well, then the society is going to do well; and if they’re not, then they won’t be.”
Bring a blanket and escape to the movies under the stars this Summer!
Oscars Outdoors is a summer screening series at the Academy’s new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus.
Food Trucks provided by Roaming Hunger. Trucks will vary each night and will be tailored to the movie showing whenever possible. Trucks are subject to change.
Please check back regularly for updates.
*Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets, warm clothing.*
Purchase tickets at Oscar Outdoors.
Friday, June 15 – CASABLANCA (1942) SOLD OUT
Food Trucks: Hungry Nomad, Crepe Deville, Crispy Waffle and Frites, Brasil Kiss
Saturday, June 16
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) SOLD OUT
Food Trucks: Valentino’s, Fluff Ice, Funnel Cake Frenzy, Brasil Kiss
Friday, June 22
RAISING ARIZONA (1987)
Food Trucks: Trailer Park Truck, King Kone, Gravy Train Pouterine, Brasil Kiss
Saturday, June 23
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) SOLD OUT
Food Trucks: After School Special, Good Times Classic Ice Cream, Buttermilk Truck, Brasil Kiss
Friday, June 29
A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Food Trucks: Chasing Paradise, Del’s LA, Crepe’N Around, Brasil Kiss
Saturday, June 30
THE GOONIES (1985) SOLD OUT
Food Trucks: The Lime Truck, S’cream Truck, Jose O Malley’s, Brasil Kiss
Friday, July 6
Saturday, July 7
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996)
Friday, July 13
Saturday, July 14
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
Featuring author Susan Orlean, animal trainers Sarah Clifford and Omar von Muller and a screening of “Clash of the Wolves” (1925) starring Rin Tin Tin, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
“Man’s Best Friend” has gotten a wonderful publicity boost from the movies. Canine cinema mythology has enhanced human appreciation of a dog’s loyalty, heroism, humor and intelligence from the earliest days of film with such immediate audience favorites as “Rescued by Rover” (1905) and “The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog” (1905).
More than any other four-legged actor, the dog has achieved a unique stardom with such long-lasting box office stars as Strongheart, Teddy, Lassie, Pete the Pup, Benji and particularly Rin Tin Tin. The original Rinty (there would be several over the years) was rescued in Germany during World War I by a U.S. soldier who would mold him for Hollywood stardom, resulting in his becoming one of the biggest box office draws of the late 1920s. The popularity of Rinty’s films would practically underwrite a struggling studio known as Warner Bros. and afford a young writer named Darryl F. Zanuck some of his earliest success.
Join Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, for an evening of photographs, film clips, behind-the-scenes secrets and surprises featuring more dogs than you can throw a stick for. No pawtographs, please!
- Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA 90211
- Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ticketed seating is unreserved.
$5 general admission/$3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2 at the discounted price) – Tickets
Here is another one: Indie Game: The Movie
A behind the scenes look at the tiny, passionate teams of imaginative programmers and level designers who spend years and thousands of dollars slaving away towards realizing lifelong dreams of sharing their creative vision.
The documentary follows two different game developers building games for the X-Box Live Arcade. One is called Super Meat Boy, the other is called Fez.
Now these aren’t the thousands strong teams that bring us games like Call of Duty or Fallout 3, these are young dudes who have a passion for gaming. Both teams consist of 2-3 people doing all the coding, designing, business end stuff, organizing, beta testing and distributing of their work.
The Super Meat Boy guys (Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes) are the upstarts, bright-eyed young men bound and determined to wow the world with their concept
The makers of Fez are more the rock stars (Phil Fish) who made a big splash at a gaming con when they announced the game. They won awards, garnered huge praise from the gaming press and then disappeared.
They also give us a brief history of indie gaming, underlining the huge boom thanks to X-Box Live Arcade, tablets and smart phones.
If you’re going to Sundance it’s time to get excited. All this week and next they are announcing the movies selected for the festival. Here is a schedule of their release:
Tue, Dec 6
Short Film Programs Announced
Keep a watch on your favorite Hollywood insiders as they start picking their favorites and getting us the real dirt on each film. I prefer the LA Times and The Hollywood Reporter.
Soon they should put online the full interactive film guide so we can start setting up our own schedules and watching the previews. Stay tuned!