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Quick signature: Tell Congress to close the Medicaid gap!

April 15, 2024
Everyone—regardless of race, class, or zip code—deserves to have health care coverage. Everyone. Yet, there are still 10 states that have refused to expand Medicaid to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act, leaving 1.6 million people in a Medicaid “gap” and uninsured. Quick signature:...
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Quick signature: Tell Congress to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act!

March 23, 2024
Amazing! It was fourteen years ago today that President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law! Since then, we have reached a record low uninsured rate, and this past year a historic 21.4 MILLION people signed up for health care coverage through the Marketplace! Incredible! Even with...
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Tell Congress: no cuts to Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA!

Quick signature: Protect our health care!

March 7, 2023
Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they get sick. Everyone. After President Biden called out Republicans during the State of the Union about proposing to cut Medicare and Social Security , Republicans relented and agreed not to cut those programs. But now Republican leaders are setting...
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North Carolina: Love Thy Neighbor, Expand Medicaid

North Carolina: Love Thy Neighbor, Expand Medicaid

February 23, 2023
Last week, the NC House passed HB76 to expand Medicaid to low-income, uninsured adults in North Carolina. After a decade of advocacy and stalemate, North Carolina is getting close to closing the Medicaid coverage gap! MomsRising created a cross-organization storybook to lift up the voices of...
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North Carolina needs Medicaid expansion!

February 13, 2023
In 2022, North Carolina came closer than ever to expanding Medicaid and making sure that over half a million low-income , uninsured adults in our state can get health coverage. That’s right, after a decade-long stalemate, we’re making progress towards closing the coverage gap. In fact, the NC House...
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I'm an adolescent mental health provider, here's what happens when a kid needs gender-affirming medical treatment

June 12, 2024
Part two in a series about LGBTQIA+ youth. How do I know if and when medical intervention is appropriate? Luckily, I have guidelines from trusted organizations. They have deep knowledge about the development, mental health, and medical well-being of adolescents. In my assessments, I’ll reference the specific criteria outlined for a diagnosis...
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I'm an adolescent mental health provider, here's what happens when a kid tells me they're trans

June 6, 2024
Sometimes I know before the first appointment. A parent may have been the one to reach out, to answer the question when I ask, “So, tell me what’s going on.” Maybe this is a family where the parents have already wondered about their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity (or both!). Perhaps the kid has already come out, to themselves, at school, at home, or nowhere. Sometimes it’s not on anyone’s radar - and anxiety, depression, trouble focusing, or other struggles are front and center.
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‘Honored and Grateful’ to Receive Generous Multi-Year Grant from Pivotal, MomsRising Education Fund Leader Says

May 28, 2024
Leading Moms Group Will Use Funding Support from Melinda French Gates to Mobilize Moms to Advance Paid Leave, Affordable Child Care, Reproductive Justice The MomsRising Education Fund announced today that it is receiving generous multi-year funding from Pivotal as a part of Melinda French Gates’...
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Let’s get government agencies to work together to help protect immigrant family caregivers!

May 16, 2024
Not only are immigrants 27 percent of the direct care workforce, including home health aides, personal health aides, and nursing assistants, many immigrants are caring for family members as well. "My wife is my caregiver. I am a U.S. Army Disabled Veteran and USCIS does not want to grant her...
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Tell Congress: Power moms - Pass care policies in honor of Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2024
This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the many, many ways that moms power the U.S. (and all of us!), we’re calling on Congress to power moms by passing care policies! Tell Congress: Power moms - Pass care policies in honor of Mother’s Day! What happened? Together, we’ve championed AND PASSED many...
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