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A Message to Millennials: You Can Afford Health Coverage

Posted November 8th, 2013 by

Young adults (18-34 years old) are the age group most likely to be uninsured in the United States.  Currently, there is an estimated population of 20 million uninsured young Americans in this country. Is it invincibility or unaffordability that’s the cause?  Maybe a bit of both. Everyday millions of Americans under the age of 35 walk the streets, [...]

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Healthcare, Shutdown, Budget…Why Should I Care?

Posted October 8th, 2013 by

On October 1, 2013, a historical accomplishment for socioeconomic parity for all Americans but in particular for African Americans and minorities and the beginning of a happier, healthier, more equal America for ALL totally happened. Also on October 1, 2013, most major functions of the United States government shutdown. For my those living under a rock, October 1st was the official beginning of the (first) “open enrollment period” for Health Insurance Marketplaces around the country. For all of my non-political readers, it was also the first day of the government’s 2014 Fiscal Budget.

The Politics of Splitting Pills

Posted August 28th, 2013 by

Emergency Rooms and Lack of insurance create a cycle of poverty for the poorest Americans and disparately African Americans.  Last week, when former U.S. Senator and current President of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, confidently stood in front of crowds of Americans touting the benefits and quality of emergency room care as a viable option for uninsured Americans, every single women, mother [...]

The Medicine of Ambitious Gods: Medically vital but uninsured?

Posted August 18th, 2013 by

 This month marked a victory for humanity and our country’s ability to acknowledge the worth and value  of people of color. For one family it marks another milestone in the journey of a story that has spanned almost a century. It should  also be a reminder to all women of color, to pay attention to the progress that [...]

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Come Hangout with Us! – Wednesday, 7/10 from 2:30-3:00 EST

Posted July 9th, 2013 by

Join MomsRising and HHS for HHS’ first Hangout! We’ll be streaming a live conversation about how you can use the re-launched website and the new Health Insurance Marketplace call center to help you get ready for the new coverage options coming in less than 100 days. Julie Bataille from will be joined by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner [...]

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Tomorrow! #WellnessWed Chat with @MomsRising & #GetCovered America – 7.10.13

Posted July 9th, 2013 by

Join us- 7/10 @ 2-3pm ET #WellnessWed Chat with @MomsRising & #GetCovered America (@EnrollAmerica) With less than 90 days before millions of uninsured Americans get access to new, affordable health coverage options, MomsRising and Get Covered America (@Covered_America) invite you to participate in a tweet chat on Wednesday, July 10th from 2-3pm ET/11am-12pm PT. Because health care IS personal, we [...]

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Getting Healthier, One Step at a Time

Posted May 20th, 2013 by

I was 18 when my doctor warned me I was at risk for early onset hypertension. Barely an adult, I weighed 235 pounds and had 44% body fat. With a diet high in saturated fats and sugar coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, I was slowly damaging my joints and causing potentially permanent damage to my [...]

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In Case You Missed it … National Women’s Health Week Recap

Posted May 20th, 2013 by

Last week was National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) and MomsRising celebrated all-week-long by focusing on our health.  Here is a quick recap! We kicked off the week with Healthy Mom’s BINGO and discussing the importance of preventive care.  In addition, on Monday – National Women’s Check-Up Day — we had a special message from the [...]

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MomsRising Google Hangout this Friday 5/17/13

Posted May 16th, 2013 by

Join MomsRising, for our first ever Google Hangout on Air via YouTube this Friday, 5/17/13!  We will be joined by special guests, @MyBrownBaby and @DubyaWife to talk about their personal experiences with balancing being a Mom and the challenges of creating and maintaining regular healthy habits.  Join us the MomsRising YouTube Channel as we talk about best practices, lessons learned and [...]

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Time for a Dance Break!

Posted May 15th, 2013 by

In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, the MomsRising team is playing Healthy Moms BINGO. Today the MomsRising Team decided to cross off our Dance Break BINGO box together! To find out more about Health Moms BINGO Visit:

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