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Banner Day for Nation's Children

September 22, 2010
On September 23, 2010, a potentially life-saving, but surprisingly overlooked change will occur for the families of America's 74 million children. That is the day when U. S. children become eligible for the first phase of benefits as our nation implements the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
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What Will It Take to Get Health Insurance?

September 22, 2010
When all those town hall meetings were held for healthcare reform, I was not only lobbying for reform as a home healthcare provider, but I didn’t even have health insurance. And I knew countless other home healthcare workers who also didn’t have health insurance. It was strange working in the...

Health Care Reform and Breastfeeding

September 22, 2010
For many women, returning to work is one of the reasons they give up breastfeeding or, even sadder, do not initiate it at all. With short maternity leave and having to go back to work to be able to put food on the table and pay the bills, the health of their babies is at risk! In March of this year...

How will the passage of Health Care Reform Act affect CA public health?

September 22, 2010
Comprehensive health care will have enormous benefits as people will be able to access care and take control of their health at an earlier stage, before a small problem becomes a serious one, with significant costs, both social and economic. Prevention and wellness - for individuals and in our...

Question of the Week: Access to Preventive Care Services

September 22, 2010
Q: Will preventive services such as routine vaccines and mammograms be covered under health reform? A: Yes, health reform will make it easier for people to get timely preventive services that they need in order to stay healthy. If you have a private insurance plan that was purchased (by you or your...

Women Will Steer the Fate of Health Care Reform

September 22, 2010
As mothers, daughters, wives and leaders of households, women often steer the health care choices of families. Thus in the coming years, women will also be a major force toward implementing health care reform and the landmark Affordable Care Act. Whenever we enroll a child into newly available...
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Why Can't Health Reform Be Sexy?

September 21, 2010
I am a single mother of two children. My employer provides healthcare for me and only me. My son is provided insurance coverage by his biological father, but my daughter Karina, who is not only a a junior in high school, but an athlete, as she runs in her high school's cross country team, didn't...
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Kids Don't Have to Wait - Connecting Kids to Coverage Event Makes Case for Enrolling Kids Now

September 20, 2010
I had a chance to go to a fantastic event on September 3rd sponsored by Secretary Sebelius on the Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge , which aims to reach the nation's 4.7 million uninsured children who already are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. She made a compelling pitch that nothing is more...

Increasing Poverty and Lack of Insurance Underscore Need to Keep Affordable Care Act Strong

September 20, 2010
By Jocelyn Guyer, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families ( ) A record number of people are now living in poverty, including one in five children, according to U.S. Census figures ( ) released last week. More than 50 million...

Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Addressing Infant Mortality

September 20, 2010
Sizing Up the Sentinel Measure of How Well America Promotes the Health of Women and Children – Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Addressing Infant Mortality By Brent Ewig, MHS Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs Infant...