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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 healthcare.gov is March 31st – next Monday! Please help us spread the word! A post from YOU [...]

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ACA Success Stories the Media Needs to Cover

Posted March 12th, 2014 by

It is undisputed that the early days of open enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website were problematic, but there were a ‘fortunate few’ who made it through, and I was one of them. I’d been waiting for October 1st, 2013, like a kid at Christmas. After a few attempts, I was enrolled for the first time in two [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Tell California legislators to share accurate information

Posted February 20th, 2014 by

I’m a MomsRising member from San Diego who is a college professor working four part-time jobs that don’t offer health coverage. For more than a year, I spent every moment terrified and ridden with anxiety. Unable to get private coverage because of a pre-existing condition, I worried daily about what would happen to our family if [...]

Coffee and Healthcare with the Vice President

Posted February 13th, 2014 by

Yesterday, I had the honor of having coffee with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss affordable healthcare and how it’s affected my life. Being a member of MomsRising, I was extended an invitation to meet with Vice President Biden and some extraordinary women to discuss healthcare issues, the good and the bad, he wanted to [...]

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Heartbroken. Angry. Determined.

Posted February 12th, 2014 by

The story about Israel Hilton, an uninsured Texas man with terminal brain cancer left me heartbroken at first. That feeling quickly turned to anger after finding out that, despite working full-time, the jobs he’d worked didn’t offer health insurance. With an income of just $13,000/yr there’s no way he could afford health insurance… and what’s [...]

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A Chance to Be Part of History and Help Get Texas Covered

Posted February 11th, 2014 by

Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the country. With more than 4 million uninsured Texans eligible for health coverage right now through the health insurance marketplace—and the fact that most of them can get help paying for coverage, due the financial assistance that too many people still don’t know about it—we’ve got a big [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Some great personalized healthcare tools

Posted November 21st, 2013 by

There have been a lot of great tools released recently that are designed to help people navigate the new landscape of buying health coverage. We know that our Wellness Wonder Team members love to use and share these informative tools, so this week I wanted to share some of the best tools with you! They [...]

Statement from Ellen Wu of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network on Covered California Open Enrollment

Posted October 1st, 2013 by

Today is the first day of an exciting opportunity! This morning, Covered California officially began its six-month open enrollment period and approximately 2.7 million Californians are now able to enroll in affordable health coverage. This is the most sweeping coverage expansion in generations, and our state’s communities of color have the most to gain. Fully [...]

TAKE ACTION: What’s in a name?

Posted September 13th, 2013 by

Many moms across the country are self-employed or launching new small businesses—a status we fondly call “Mompreneurs”. Whether you are a blogger, sell homemade creations online, offer your expertise by contracting, or own your own retail shop, figuring out what to do about health insurance on your own can be challenging. For the first time [...]

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 [...]

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