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Investments that Boost Our Families’ Health Care and Nutrition Mean the World to Us ... And to Our Economy

February 6, 2018
“I am a low-income single mom struggling to make a better life for myself and my little boy. We receive SNAP benefits. My son goes to a public elementary school. He gets a free lunch. I am working hard and trying to use these benefits as a stepping-stone and I am close but I have not yet been able...
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5 Ways YOU can stop the Republican tax bill!

November 8, 2017
We need YOU to speak out in order to stop this awful tax bill that hurts our families and our economy. Here are 5 ways you can quickly take action!
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Tune in to this week's #RisersRadio Show: #LiftingOurNation

May 14, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing...
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How can we keep NC's kids smiling? Oral health matters for NC

May 11, 2018
Few things touch a parent’s heart like the smile of a child. Unfortunately, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of early childhood and the health consequences can be painful, lifelong, and even deadly. Here in North Carolina many families struggle to access oral health care. In focus...
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Cutting Children’s Health Insurance Program Would Be Reckless and Irresponsible

May 9, 2018
The Trump administration proposal to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is ill-advised and reckless. If Congress agrees to this irresponsible cut, children and families across our country will suffer. CHIP is state administered, and it allows children in low- and...
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What Does Public Charge Mean for Immigrant Families?

May 9, 2018
If you’ve been following news reports about federal immigration policy, you’ve been busy – there is a lot going on.
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$7 Billion in CHIP Cuts?

May 8, 2018
Following the bipartisan agreement earlier this year to extend CHIP funding for ten years, it was more than a bit surprising to hear yesterday that the Trump Administration wants to cut CHIP funds.
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Expanding Short-Term Health Plans Will Gut Consumer Protections & Hurt Children and Families

May 3, 2018
Get sick on the weekend? Catch an injury playing a sport? Have a pre-existing condition? Need mental health treatment? As Los Angeles Times Columnist Michael Hiltzik recently reported, short-term health plans might not have you and your loved ones covered.
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A Great Way To Find Lower Cost Health Care: Comparative Websites

May 1, 2018
Families with health insurance now spend an average of $5,700 per year on premiums, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual employer survey found. That’s just the money coming out of each paycheck. Then there’s the bills sent by the physician office, pharmacy and hospital. Even for families with “...
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Video: Family Shares Stories of How Medicaid Helped Their Medically Complex Child

April 27, 2018
Recently, we shared the story of Austin Carrigg and her family, and the journey they went on together with their adopted baby girl, Melanie. When Melanie united with her mom, dad, and two brothers in 2012, the Carriggs knew the road ahead wouldn’t always be a smooth one. Melanie came into the...
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