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Thank you for Increasing Access to Medi-Cal, Governor Brown!

Posted October 31st, 2013 by

California has the largest number of uninsured residents in the country. According to the California HealthCare Foundation, 7.1 million Californians now have no insurance.  This comes at a time when more California businesses are cutting health benefits for employees and the costs for private health coverage continues to rise. Now, for the good news! Recently, [...]

Posted Under: CA Healthcare

Tell the NFL to reconsider

Posted July 17th, 2013 by

Donna, a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder, is “disgusted.” In her email to us, she wrote: “I would like to urge you to tell the National Football League (NFL) to reverse their decision not to share information about new health insurance options. The NFL promotes healthy living at their games and off the field—it makes [...]

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Personal Foul!

Posted July 10th, 2013 by

Congressional warnings, football and healthcare…what?! Unbelievable but true: last week, we learned that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent letters to six professional sports leagues—including the National Football League (NFL)—warning them NOT to help share news about new health insurance options available to low- and moderate-income families starting in October. This gives new meaning to [...]

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Good News! Our Action on CA Kids and Autism

Posted June 5th, 2013 by

I’ve got great news. After thousands of California parents called on the California legislature to protect effective services for children with autism a few weeks ago, our legislators took action! The latest budget proposal coming from the California Senate includes $50 million to ensure that children enrolled in the state’s Medi-Cal system will have access [...]

Great health care news from California!

Posted May 30th, 2013 by

Five years ago, when my husband was interviewing for his first job as a high school teacher, I remember my parting words to him were, “Go get us some health care!”  Although we knew his teaching salary wouldn’t be high, we did expect that the health coverage benefits would ease our financial worries.  At the [...]

Join MomsRising & the National Women’s Law Center #HerHealth Tweet Chat, Monday, 5/13 @ 2 EST

Posted May 8th, 2013 by

To kick off National Women’s Health Week, MomsRising and the National Women’s Law Center invite you to a tweetchat on Monday, May 13th at 2-3 pm ET to answer whatever questions you may have about preventive services in the health care law! Over the next few years, as an increasing number of health plans come [...]

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Health Coverage for Mothers & Increasing Health Equity

Posted April 27th, 2013 by

While our culture revers mothers as the heart and soul of a family, our public policies often ignore the importance of a mother’s health in shaping her family’s future. In the last 15 years, our country has made amazing strides in reducing the number of children who do not have health coverage.   Today, only 7% [...]

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The Affordable Care Act Turns 3!

Posted March 21st, 2013 by

Three years ago this Saturday, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama.  Since then, the law has both derisively and lovingly been re-named “ObamaCare”. Whatever we choose to call it – health reform, the ACA, ObamaCare – this groundbreaking law has already brought real and fundamental change [...]

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Tax credits, insurance pools, oh my!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by

Lesson from this week – there’s always more to learn! Five years into my work on health reform, I learned that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has much more to offer small business owners and the self-employed than I had realized.   Welcome news! This Monday, MomsRising co-hosted a webinar for small business owners with [...]

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Health Reform – What’s in it for Small Business Owners?

Posted March 14th, 2013 by

Small business owners around the country are grappling with the same question: What will health reform mean for me and my employees?   Opportunities and confusion abounds. To demystify the opportunities and obligations under the Affordable Care Act this year and beyond, MomsRising is teaming up with the Small Business Majority to host a free webinar [...]

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