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Maryland Advances Bill against Shackling

Posted April 6th, 2014 by

On Friday, April 4, the Maryland Senate voted unanimously to limit the use of restraints on pregnant women in prison and jail. The legislature must now reconcile the Senate version with the House version passed last month before the governor can sign the bill into law. Among the differences to be ironed out are the [...]

Waiting On KidCare In Florida

Posted April 4th, 2014 by

What won’t we do for our children? Rocio is a mother of two. She is originally from Mexico and has lived in the U.S. with a green card for almost five years. Her husband is a migrant worker in LakeCounty and Rocio and her children recently moved to Florida to be reunited with him. Although [...]

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What parents should know about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act

Posted March 28th, 2014 by

In America, 5.7 million children do not have health insurance. That’s a scary number. As a mother and a grandmother, I know the many worries that parents have about their children. We try to protect them from illness and accidents, but so much is beyond our control. Far too many parents face another worry every [...]

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Think you can’t afford health insurance? Think again!

Posted March 28th, 2014 by

Most people shopping for health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace will be eligible for financial assistance—called the Premium Tax Credit—to help them cover the cost of insurance.  We’re talking real help—the average amount of financial assistance per family is estimated to be $5,290.    Time is running out to sign up this year—the deadline to get [...]

“Just In Case”

Posted March 27th, 2014 by

As I sat listening to Angie share the story of her birthing experience, I was saddened to realize how similar it was to my own, even though the hospitals were almost 1500 miles apart. As she described how she sent her son to the nursery to allow herself to get some rest, I wondered if [...]

Blogging for Women’s History Month, CHIP and more in this week’s MomsRising blog roundup

Posted March 26th, 2014 by and

March is almost coming to an end! We are looking forward to spring with so many exciting things coming up. Here are a few of our favorite posts from the MomsRising blog these past few weeks. Feel free to share on social media with friends and family. You can also comment on the posts, and [...]

Massachusetts One Step Closer to Outlawing Shackling during Childbirth, Guaranteeing Minimum Standards for Pregnant Women in Prison

Posted March 26th, 2014 by

Today, the Massachusetts Legislature sent a resounding message: stop shackling pregnant women. The Massachusetts House voted 146-0 to ban the shackling of women giving birth and establish other minimum standards for pregnant women in jail and prison. The vote came just one week after the Senate’s unanimous endorsement of a similar bill. Both votes are [...]

Take Action on Healthcare Today!

Posted March 25th, 2014 by

So far, over 5 million people have enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act! But millions more are eligible but not enrolled. It’s critical we alert our communities that this year’s deadline for getting coverage through is March 31st – next Monday! Please help us spread the word! A post from YOU [...]

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TAKE ACTION: I’m tired of these so-called “Obamacare horror stories”

Posted March 24th, 2014 by

I’m really peeved with the media. I’m getting tired of seeing these so-called “Obamacare horror stories” when I watch TV or read the news when, in reality, over five million people have gained healthcare coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act and many millions of people are getting financial assistance to afford healthcare coverage for the first time. Time is tight! [...]

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Dr. Biden, Kathleen Sebelius & YOU!

Posted March 24th, 2014 by

You have a phone call waiting from Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States of America. What!? It’s so important to get the word out about the March 31st deadline to enroll in healthcare coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act that Dr. Jill Biden is getting on the phone with MomsRising [...]

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