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5 Easy Steps to Create a Healthy Home

September 9, 2010
Our children are facing an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to chemicals used in everyday products, building materials, and...

Question of the Week: I am a single mom with a severely disabled daughter and have great concern about "rationed" health care affecting the most vulnerable people in our society like the elderly and disabled.

September 3, 2010
Q: I am a single mom with a severely disabled daughter and have great concern about "rationed" health care affecting the most vulnerable people in our society; i.e., the elderly and disabled. Please discuss how reform will not adversely affect this population. A: The new law will not ration care...

California Moms and Children Receive Boost from Legislature

September 2, 2010
Governor Schwarzenegger holds the power to improve access to maternity care coverage for all women in his state and ensure equitable coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. Last week, the California Legislature passed two bills which will significantly impact the health and lives of...

Question of the Week: I cannot afford health insurance

August 24, 2010
Question: I cannot afford health insurance. What options are available under health reform and what will it take to qualify? Health reform makes health care more accessible and affordable for everyone. Here are some of the options for affordable coverage under health reform, along with information...

Question of the Week: Medicaid and Health Reform

August 17, 2010
Question: I currently have Medicaid and would like to know how health reform affects my Medicaid? First off, rest assured, all individuals who are currently covered under Medicaid will continue to receive coverage. Health reform prevents states from enacting Medicaid eligibility cuts between now...

Cowabunga! Rough Waters for Health Reform

August 14, 2010
True story. I'm sitting on the beach with my kids earlier this week having a relaxing vacation in California and two buff twenty year old surfer dudes come over and say they are from "Grassroots Company," or some such thing, and they want my signature to repeal health care reform. Sometimes, there'...
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5 Things Employers Should Know about Breastfeeding

August 11, 2010
Under health care reform, all employers are required by law to accommodate the needs of breastfeeding employees. But ignorance about breastfeeding still prevails in the workplace. Here are the basics that every employer should know. Please send it to your boss, your HR director, and anyone who is in a position to support women breastfeeding when they return to work.
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Question of the Week: Will my premiums be lower if I'm healthy?

August 10, 2010
QUESTION: I am an active person. I exercise and eat right, maintaining a healthy life style. I have been doing so for more the 3 years now. Will my premiums be lower because I am staying healthy? There are two main insurance company practices to discuss when it comes to this question: health status...

SUGAR ALERT – Do you know how many calories you’re drinking?

August 9, 2010
Hi everyone, I’ve been looking at some research about sugar in drinks and I had to share some of it with you. The amount of calories and sugar so many of us are drinking, probably without even realising it, is truly shocking. The recommended amount of sugar for adults is somewhere between 5 to 9...
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Cancer Schmancer!

August 5, 2010
Hiya MomsRising members! It was such a pleasure to meet MomRising’s own Donna Norton in DC last week with Secretary Sebelius and to be able to connect with all you fabulous moms out there by video . Being a mom is one of the toughest, but most important and rewarding jobs a gal can have. And since...
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