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Cómo la expansión de Medicaid mejoró la vida de una madre soltera de Idaho que tiene dos hijos con discapacidades

January 27, 2020
[Nota del Editor: Anita Sackuvich, madre soltera que tiene dos hijos discapacitados y que había estado viviendo sin seguro médico, participó en la conferencia de prensa de Close the Gap Idaho el 6 de enero de 2020 para compartir la alegría que sintió al poder adquirir cobertura de salud a través de...
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How Medicaid Expansion Improved the Life of Idaho Mother Raising Two Children with Disabilities on Her Own

January 27, 2020
My name is Anita, I’m a single mother to two children with disabilities and work as a caregiver making $13 an hour in an assisted living facility. While I love my job dearly, it hasn’t provided health benefits. Last Wednesday on January 1st, that all changed when I finally got health coverage for the first time in six years through Medicaid.
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Protect People With Disabilities: Sign On Here!

January 23, 2020
I’m always taken aback by the cruelty of President Trump’s proposals and this time is no different. He is proposing changes to disability insurance (SSDI and SSI) that would impact an estimated 2.6 million people with disabilities, many of whom are children ! Families like Kara’s: “My son is on the...
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Surviving After a Stillbirth

January 13, 2020
In July 2011, we faced every expectant parents’ worst nightmare when when we learned that our unborn daughter had died. From the moment that I found out that Autumn was stillborn, my life drastically veered off course. I have since spent the past eight years trying to find my way back on track. I’...
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Finding Your Way After a Stillbirth

January 13, 2020
Stillbirth affects tens of thousands of American families every year. This post was originally written for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month in October 2019. After Autumn was stillborn, I was full of self-loathing over the fact that I failed to bring her home alive. However, once I...
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LAST #5Actions of 2019!

December 26, 2019
It has been an historic week. Thank you to all who joined our call demanding that the U.S. Congress protect our elections and our democracy by holding President Trump accountable for his abuse of power and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation. Read our press release on...
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The CHN Human Needs Report: Final spending bills, parental leave for federal workers, ACA's future, and more

December 20, 2019
The highlights - and lowlights - of the FY20 spending package. Paid parental leave for federal workers. A ruling against the ACA. Efforts to preserve SNAP and immigration benefits. All this and more in the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report.
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2019 Year In Review: MOMentum Wins!

December 15, 2019
From start to finish, 2019 has been a year of rip-roaring, unstoppable, joyful MOMentum! Just to name a few of the major wins we accomplished together this year: MomsRising leads a coalition that won commitments from major national and regional banks to quit financing private prisons, including the...
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Fighting For Xiomara: A Mom's Story

December 12, 2019
This is the story of Elena Hung, longtime MomsRising supporter and co-founder of Little Lobbyists , an organization advocating for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities. *** I am Elena and I am a mom to two amazing kids who are the joy of my life. My daughter, Xiomara, was born with...
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Maternal Health and Abortion Restrictions: How Lack of Access to Quality Care Is Harming Black Women

December 11, 2019
What do rising maternal mortality rates and restrictive abortion laws have in common, women of color are disproportionately impacted. The National Partnership for Women & Families and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Justice Agenda examine the connections in a new issue brief.
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