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Don’t lose your ACA health coverage!

August 19, 2014
If you received a warning notice in the mail or know you have a data inconsistency with your original marketplace health insurance application, read the below blog post from healthcare.gov and get your paperwork in to the marketplace ASAP by September 5th!
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Expanding Medicaid: Better Health, Jobs, and Economic Activity for States

August 11, 2014
See the original blog post at the FamiliesUSA blog by Dee Mahan and Andrea Callow . *************** 24 states have chosen not to accept federal funds that would provide affordable health insurance to more low-income residents by expanding Medicaid. A recent report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions not to Expand Medicaid , outlines health and economic opportunities that residents in non-Medicaid expansion states are missing. Based on that data, this graphic shows how residents of each of those 24 states would benefit from...
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It’s Breastfeeding Month. Here’s How Getting Covered Could Help.

August 8, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommends that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of their lives and that breastfeeding continues for the child’s first year. Unfortunately, a lot of moms who have tried nursing their children can tell you that’s often easier said than done.
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Getting Your Grown Kid to Sign up for Health Insurance

August 8, 2014
Health insurance isn’t always first on a young adult’s mind. But money often is. So parents, what happens when you explain to your grown kid that having health coverage can be key to protecting their purchasing power, in addition to health? Many listen and enroll.
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Pregnant Police Officer in Florence, KY Pushed Off the Job Due to City Policy

August 5, 2014
Office Lyndi Trischler is pregnant, lives with her one-year old daughter, and will soon have to move out of an apartment she can no longer afford because she’s been pushed out of her job. This is all because her employer, the City of Florence, Kentucky, will not permit any City employees to work with medical restrictions, unless they have been injured on-the-job.
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Quick signature! Texas needs to treat pregnant women better

August 4, 2014
Imagine losing your baby because no one would respond to your cries of help when you went into labor. Nicole Guerrero was pregnant, having contractions, and left in a Texas county jail cell to fend for herself. She was denied medical care, and tragically her baby died. MomsRising is calling on Texans to speak out against this horrifying story. Please add your name to the petition!
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Strengthening Families’ Health with WIC Breastfeeding Support

August 4, 2014
Despite being an age-old practice, some might say that breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally for every mother. Moms could benefit from hearing first-hand, personal experiences and advice from a trained breastfeeding peer counselor.
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Are Times a-Changin' in Your Life? Get Covered.

August 4, 2014
Life is hectic—whether it’s moving into your first home, getting a new job, or starting a family—our lives are constantly in flux, and the last thing anyone wants to worry about is being uninsured. The good news is that folks may have options to get health coverage during those "big" life moments.
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Not just one mother's battle

August 2, 2014
Today's is the first day of 2014 World Breastfeeding Week. Just earlier this year, Iowa Public Radio broadcasted a remarkable story about Linda Eaton. Eaton was an Iowa City Firefighter. Thirty-five years ago, she continued to breastfeed her child at work against orders from her supervisor, and a breastfeeding discussion was launched locally and gained national attention.
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Are Texas Jails Safe for Pregnant Women? (Updated)

July 30, 2014
What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in “unborn babies.” In May, a woman named Nicole Guerrero filed a lawsuit against the Wichita County Jail for ignoring her when she was in labor. Locked alone in a cell, Nicole gave birth on a mat on the floor to a premature baby who died. In July, a woman named Jessica De Samito in the Guadalupe County Jail worried she might face a similar fate. Jail officials were noncommittal about giving Jessica the methadone she needs to keep from going into sudden...
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