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Mothers to lead free training on Staying Safe in the Hospital – Join us in San Diego on Saturday

October 7, 2010
As a grassroots organizer for the Safe Patient Project of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, I have the honor of collaborating with an extraordinary network of advocates, most of who endured a personal medical harm experience and had the strength to channel their...
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Rep. Martin Heinrich and Physicians discuss Health Reform over Organic Food

October 7, 2010
Must health reform discussions always be so unhealthy? U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (D-NM) met with Albuquerque physicians Saturday, October 2, for a luncheon of local organic produce and a discussion of health care reform.
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Question of the Week: Will there eventually be a public option?

September 30, 2010
Question: Will there eventually be a public option? Answer: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, is a huge step forward for health care consumers. It will bring quality, affordable coverage to all Americans through the creation of health...

My Backyard Meeting With President Obama

September 27, 2010
Who would have thought that a short one-paragraph post on about my personal experience with the new healthcare reform act would lead to me meeting President Obama! But that's exactly what happened. About a week after I posted the exciting news that my family's new health insurance...
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Latinas Speak Up on Health Reform!

September 25, 2010
Right before college, my parents had to file for bankruptcy protection due to overdue medical bills related to my little sister's premature birth. I worked three jobs to get myself through school, even getting a bout of mononucleosis because I was so run-down. The situation of my parents -- I was...
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Mama Grizzlies for Health Reform (Heck yah, we're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids)

September 24, 2010
There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement, and, of course of Sarah Palin herself who's said, "You don't want to mess with moms who are rising up... you don't want to mess with Mama Grizzlies." But what's been less sensational...
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A Doctor’s RX for Healthy Children

September 24, 2010
As a pediatrician, I see the best and the worst of our health care system. I see very ill children whose families cannot afford to get them the medicine or treatment they need. I see children who have not received basic preventive care and who are sicker than they should be. I see children who have...

10 major new health reform benefits take effect today

September 23, 2010
Major new health reform benefits take effect today to help keep health insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans. Starting today, insurers will be required to: Keep you covered when you get...

Six Months of the Affordable Care Act: Real rights, real protections, real benefits for real people.

September 23, 2010
In the six months since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, we have been hard at work implementing the law and focusing on putting consumers ahead of insurance companies. Already, millions of Americans are seeing the benefits: Nearly 4 million employees working for small...
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The fine line

September 23, 2010
Priorities. This amigos and amigas changes with each season of life. When we're younger, we want to be the center of el universo. In our teen years, we want to be heard. In our early twenties, we want to be accomplished young women. Then comes amor, marriage, kids and all in all... life. Sometime,...